MVRDV to Transform Abandoned Highway in Seoul into Lush Skygarden


MVRDV has won a competition to transform an abandoned elevated highway next to Seoul‘s Central Station into a 938 meter-long skygarden. The ambitious project, dubbed the “Seoul Skygarden,” aims to “build on the city’s ambition to be greener, more attractive more user-friendly,” while acting as a catalyst for the surrounding neighborhoods. 254 species of trees, shrubs flowers will take over the overpass, creating a unique “library of plants” organized according to the Korean alphabet. Even more, the skygarden will cut pedestrian commutes to the station by more than half, reducing the walk from 25 to 11 minutes.

Extrude / studio GAON

© Young-chae Park

Architects: studio GAON
Location: , Gyeonggi-do,
Architects In Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
Area: 70.0 sqm
Photographs: Young-chae Park

Gablepack / AND

© Kyungsub Shin

Architects: AND
Location: Gyeonggi-do,
Structural Consultant : THE Structural Engineering Co.
Area: 493.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

‘The Rock’ Sangsu-dong Office / designband YOAP architects

© Shin Do Keun

Architects: designband YOAP architects
Location: Mapo-gu, Seoul,
Architects In Charge: Shin, Hyun Bo; Ryu, In Keun; Kim, Doran
Area: 110.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shin Do Keun

Office PARK-NG / IROJE KHM Architects

© JongOh Kim

Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
Location: Yeouido, 3 Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul,
Architect In Charge: HyoMan Kim
Design Team: Kyung Jin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, Su Kyung-Jang
Contractor: Jehyo
Area: 304.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: JongOh Kim

Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Courtesy of Planning Korea

Seoul-based architecture and art practice Planning Korea has unveiled their design for a seaside resort hotel, to host visitors to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Offering 946 rooms and sprawling across a 29,493-square-meter site, the hotel will offer a combination of marine and mountain leisure activities.

Residence Hall of Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary / SAC International

© Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio

Location: Gwangjang-ro, Gwangjin-gu, , South Korea
Architect In Charge: Kyung-sik Hong
Area: 6528.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio

HWA HUN / IROJE KHM Architects

Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
Location: Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South
Architect In Charge: HyoMan Kim
Area: 441.0 sqm
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

Customi-Zip / L’EAU design

© Park Wan-soon

Architects: L’EAU design
Location: 416-4 Gwacheon-dong, , Gyeonggi-do,
Architect In Charge: Dongjin Kim
Area: 560.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Park Wan-soon


© Kim Jae-kyeong

Architects: Z_Lab
Location: 황락저수지, Haemi-myeon,
Architect In Charge: Lee Sang-muk , Noh Kyung-rok , Park Jung-hyun
Area: 422.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kim Jae-kyeong, Woo Jong-deok

Korea Gas Corporation Headquarters / Samoo Architects & Engineers

© Young Chae Park

Architects: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Location: , South
Area: 64931.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Young Chae Park

Gumam Sungmun Church / Oh Jongsang

© Namgoong Sun

Location: , 인천광역시 서구 검암동 SI빌라
Design Team: Lee yujin
Area: 758.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Namgoong Sun

adidas Superstar Hall of Fame / URBANTAINER

© Young Kim_Indipos

Location: 524-34 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Creative Director: YounjinJeong, Jinyoung Yoon
Space Design Team: Sujung Lee, Donhee Yoon
Brand Design Team: Minjeong Choi
Area: 355.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Young Kim_Indipos

The White Cone House / apparat-c

© Namsun Lee

Architects: apparat-c
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Seewoong Lee, Yeonyung Choi, Pedro Ferreira
Construction: Yinsigak
Area: 331.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Namsun Lee

Hannam-Dong HANDS Corporation Headquarters / THE_SYSTEM LAB

© Yongkwan Kim

Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB
Location: 104 Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul,
Design Team: Choonglyeol Lee, Sanghyun Park, Jongkil Kim, Jinchul Choi
Design: Chanjoong Kim
Area: 433.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yongkwan Kim

Woljam-ri House / JMY architects

© Joonhwan Yoon

Architects: JMY architects
Location: 453-1 , Dong-eup, Uichang-gu, Gyeongsangnam-do,
Architect In Charge: Jaemin Yoon
Design Team: Jinsoo Kim, Hyukhyu Shin(Team Manager) Kwangjae Ryu, Minji Kim, Seongmin Lee
Area: 220.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon

Song-chu Bending Band / L’EAU Design

© Park Wan-soon

Architects: L’EAU Design
Location: 419 Uldae-ri, Jangheung-myeon, , Gyeonggi-do,
Architect In Charge: Kim Dong-jin
Design Team: Lee Sang-hak , Park Ju-eun, Kim Tea-yeon, Baek So-won
Area: 790.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Park Wan-soon

KHVatec Headquarter / THE_SYSTEM LAB

© Yongkwan Kim

Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB
Location: 1451-39 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South
Architect In Charge: Chanjoong Kim
Design Team: Younghwan Kim, Chungryul Lee, Sanghyun Park, Jinman Choi, Jinchul Choi
Area: 462.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yongkwan Kim