The Characteristics of Cultural Sustainability in Architectural Design of MLB Ballparks

MLB 구장의 건축 디자인에 나타난 문화적 지속가능성의 특성

  • Kim, Kwang-Hoe (Hanul Architectural Office) ;
  • Lee, Young-Han (School of Architecture, Seoul National University of Science and Technology)
  • Received : 2015.12.04
  • Accepted : 2015.12.17
  • Published : 2015.12.31


Purpose: Ballparks of KBO which were built by local governments and operated for baseball game-centered have been required more sustainable development according to going into low growth phase in Korea recently. MLB ballparks with the teams having 100 year old tradition have been sustainable-developed economically, socially, environmentally and culturally. This research is to study the characteristics of cultural sustainability in architectural design of 30 MLB parks. Method: To begin with comparison analysis of usage rate of 10 ballparks of KBO with 30 ballparks of MLB, and architectural designs of facades, fields, accommodations, sculptures, greens, roof gardens, etc. are analyzed in the MLB ballpark. And finally, the characteristics of cultural sustainability in the architectural design are analyzed. Result: MLB ballparks have played role as core-space of urban community, accumulated space of citizens' memory being originated in natural climatic feature of region, historical image of city and tradition of home-ballpark. A basis of these characteristics could is nature of cultural sustainability, that is to say local community, historical restoration, social solidarity.


Supported by : 서울과학기술대학교


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