About urbantainer

a fun container for the city. 

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In 2009, URBANTAINER started out with the mission to fill a gap in Seoul’s design scene. Fueled by the concept of design as a weapon for infusing the city with a new kind of creative energy, the studio soon became an integral part of the emerging EDM club scene, early viral marketing campaigns and the steady rise of modular architecture. URBANTAINER has two main centers of gravity, ESB (Entertainment Space Branding) and MAP (Modular Architecture Platform). The ESB team is responsible for the company’s award winning pop-up shops and some of Seoul’s most successful EDM clubs. The MAP team specialises in modular architecture based on ISO container frame modules. In all of URBANTAINER’s projects business thinking, constant R&D and a deep design sense for vibrant urban spaces come together to turn great ideas into amazing, real spaces.

 

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"Today, urbantainer has carved out a space as one of the leading Space Branding companies in Korea."

Leadership

 

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 JIWON BAIK
Founder, C.E.O


From early on, Jiwon baik worked on integrating design and technology. As an architecture student, he researched HCI and VR design computing applications and developed the computer graphics portal site cgland.com. After university, he ran one-man studio Renovista for eight years before he founded URBANTAINER in 2009.

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 YOUNJIN JEONG
Co-Founder, Creative Director


Based on the design philosophy that “ultimately, all design becomes communication”, and a collaborative approach to the profession, Younjin Jeong co-founded URBANTAINER in 2009 and is the company’s Creative Director. Before URBANTAINER, she worked at VOID Planning between 2002 and 2006, and set up her first design studio UNIQUE DESIGN MIND. Apart from designing spaces, she published the photo book “Stimulate reason with emotions” and worked as Art Director, not only for Seoul Design Festival, but also for numerous exhibitions and films.

 

 

Culture and Values

Our way of dealing with projects is led by the DCT mindset, always looking for the sweet spot between Design, Culture and Technology to create the most authentic experiences for the visitors.

 

Award

 

 

2017

iF Design Award  Concept Store [adidas DAS 107 Flagship Store]
iF Design Award  Pop-up Exhibition [adidas NMD_Past Empowers Future]

2016

iF Design Award Architecture_Hospitality, Winner [Common Ground]
iF design Award  Communication_Brand Design, Winner [Common Ground]
IDEA Award Environment, Silver [Common Ground]
K-Design Award  Communication, Grand Prize [Common Ground]
iF Design Award Communication_Pop-up store, winner [adidas Superstar Hall of Fame]
IDEA Award Environment, Bronze [adidas Superstar Hall of Fame]
K-Design Award  Communication, Gold[adidas Superstar Hall of Fame]

2015

Good Design Award  Space Design [Common Ground]
Design for Asia(DFA)  Finalist [Common Ground]
Red Dot Design Award Communication, Brand Identity [Common Ground]
Red Dot Design Award Spatial Communication, Winner [adidas Superstar Hall of Fame]

2013

iF Design Award Event Architecture [Naver App Square On Tour]

2012

Red Dot Design Award  Communication [Naver App Square]
IDEA Award  International Design Excellence Award [Naver App Square]
iF Design Award Communication [Naver App Square]

2011

it Award Design Leader's Choice [Naver App Square]
Korea Design Award Space Design [Naver App Square]

2010

DAM Prize of the German Architecture Museum [Platoon Kunsthalle SEOUL]
Red Dot Design Award Communication [Platoon Kunsthalle SEOUL]
Red Dot Design Award Architecture and Interior Design [Platoon Kunsthalle SEOUL]

2009

32nd Korean Institue of Architecture [Platoon Kunsthalle SEOUL]
Beautiful Architecture in Gangnam Award [Platoon Kunsthalle SEOUL]