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Mirroring the Flatness of a Calm River: Cheongvogl Win Seoul Ferry Terminal Competition

16:00 - 24 June, 2017
Mirroring the Flatness of a Calm River: Cheongvogl Win Seoul Ferry Terminal Competition, Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL
Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL

Hong Kong based architecture firm Cheongvogl has won an international competition to build the Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal in Seoul, South Korea. Founded by Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl in 2008, the international practice aspires to “touch human hearts with poetic senses” through their projects. With that in mind, their winning design impressed an illustrious jury including architects Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA, Nishizawa, and Associates) and Alejandro Zaera Polo of APML. Using an approach called “Poetic Pragmatism” – the design aims to enhance the flatness and monochrome characteristics of the Han River site through its architecture. The masterplan connects the entire design to the city’s existing infrastructure while creating a sense of place along the riverbank.

Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL +20

Live Urban / Urbansociety

20:00 - 19 June, 2017
Live Urban / Urbansociety, © Namsun Lee
© Namsun Lee

© Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mangwon-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Jaechan Yang, Kyungseok Kim, Eunjin Kim, Junyoung Heo
  • Area

    326.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Vincent Callebaut Imagines Hyperbolic Shaped Forest Suspended Over River in Seoul

16:00 - 17 June, 2017

Vincent Callebaut Architectures have developed a design plan reimagining the riverbank of Yeouhido Park, Seoul. The park is envisioned as an experimental urban space dedicated to sustainable development through a series of interventions - including a floating ferry terminal. Named the “Manta Ray,” the ambition of the proposal is to transform the park into an ecological forest of trees, enhancing its natural irrigation and strengthening the banks from floods. The “permeable landscaping” seeks to reduce floods and rehabilitate urban ecosystems that have become fragmented through Seoul’s rapid built expansion. The vegetation-dominated strategy also seeks to reduce the urban “heat island” effect Seoul has been experiencing due to climate change over the past decades. 

© Vincent Callebaut Architectures © Vincent Callebaut Architectures © Vincent Callebaut Architectures © Vincent Callebaut Architectures +32

Yeorim / URCODE Architecture

19:00 - 12 June, 2017
Yeorim / URCODE Architecture, © Nam-sun Lee
© Nam-sun Lee

© Nam-sun Lee © Nam-sun Lee © Nam-sun Lee © Nam-sun Lee +36

Yeonhui-dong Gangnyeonjae / Lee.haan.architects

19:00 - 7 June, 2017
Yeonhui-dong Gangnyeonjae  / Lee.haan.architects, © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Hoseok Lee, Boyoung Han
  • Area

    293.14 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Collage Cottage / TUNEplanning

19:00 - 26 May, 2017
Collage Cottage / TUNEplanning, © Yoe Inu
© Yoe Inu

© Yoe Inu              © Yoe Inu              © Yoe Inu              © Yoe Inu              +67

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Kim Seok, Na Jin Hyeong
  • Design Team

    Park Hye Jin
  • Area

    232.23 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Open Call for a Swiss Room in Seoul

19:30 - 25 May, 2017
Open Call for a Swiss Room in Seoul

A Swiss Room to Showcase Lausanne’s Candidature to organize the 28th UIA Congress.

The challenge posed by this competition is to design a place object which encapsulates the ideas behind the topic of “Architecture and Water”. It involves creating a place to showcase Lausanne’s Candidature which offers an intuitive approach to the multiple ramifications of this topic. It should, effectively, act as a laboratory of ideas. This place-object must be able to house a table and 4 chairs for discussions, presentation of the candidature, etc. It will be located in the hall of the Convention center in Seoul.

MVRDV's Skygarden, a Transformed 983-Meter Former Highway, Opens in Seoul

12:45 - 20 May, 2017
MVRDV's Skygarden, a Transformed 983-Meter Former Highway, Opens in Seoul, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

Today the Mayor of Seoul opened the Skygarden, a 983-meter elevated walkway designed by MVRDV which utilizes a formerly abandoned highway in the center of the South Korean capital. Located in Seoul's Central Station district, the 16-meter-high linear park features a living catalog of Korea's indigenous plants, featuring over 24,000 individual plants from 228 species and sub-species. The Skygarden is known in Korean as Seoullo 7017, a name which references the Korean for "Seoul Street," and the 1970 and 2017, the years in which the structure was originally built and subsequently transformed.

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +23

Dongduk Women's University Centennial Memorial Hall / HYUNDAI Architects & Engineers

19:00 - 17 May, 2017
 Dongduk Women's University Centennial Memorial Hall  / HYUNDAI Architects & Engineers, © Bae Jihun
© Bae Jihun

© Bae Jihun © Bae Jihun © Bae Jihun © Bae Jihun +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    60 Hwarang-ro 13-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Philhyun Aum, Cheoluk Han
  • Project Team

    Changmo Yoon, Jaegyun An, Daekyu Lee, Seunghun Chae, Yesul Song
  • Area

    24666.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Tetris Nursery / IROJE KHM Architects

20:00 - 16 May, 2017
Tetris Nursery / IROJE KHM Architects, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dobong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    HyoMan Kim
  • Design Team

    JiYeon Kim, MiHwa Oh
  • Area

    291.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Call for Proposals: Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition

10:00 - 15 May, 2017
Call for Proposals: Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition, Poster
Poster

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is promoting the Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition which connects green areas that were disconnected for the Gyeongbu Expressway. The Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Competition aims to connect green axis, as a part of the Ring of Green Phase of the 2030 Seoul Park and Green Basic Plan, also targets the preservation of wild animals and plants by obscuring animal’s roaming routes and improving citizens’ convenience by connecting with the Seoul Trails.

Dongdaemun Silver Care Center Design Competition

09:00 - 15 May, 2017
Dongdaemun Silver Care Center Design Competition, Competition poster
Competition poster

Growing the aging society, the demand for nursing homes has been expanding due to the rapid increase in the elderly population and the increase in dementia patients. However, seoul city has a low rate of utilization of facilities compared to the demand for nursing home. To address this problem, the design competition that targets experts in the areas of domestic and international civil engineering, architecture, and the landscape design have been announced in order to create a efficient space design and family friendly urban elderly nursing home models.

Korean Curiosity: Is Seoul Experiencing a "Neo-Brutalist Revival"?

09:30 - 25 April, 2017
© Raphael Olivier
© Raphael Olivier

During his frequent travels to Seoul, Hong Kong- and Singapore-based photographer Raphael Olivier noticed a new trend taking the South Korean capital: a crop of geometric, concrete buildings of all genres. He calls the new style Neo-Brutalism, after the modernist movement that proliferated in the late 1950s to 1970s, in which raw concrete was meant to express a truth and honesty. Olivier's observation led him to capture the phenomenon in a personal photo series—a photographic treasure trove of these projects which, when taken as a whole, uncovers a cross-section of this trend in the city's architecture.

© Raphael Olivier © Raphael Olivier © Raphael Olivier © Raphael Olivier +19

Unicity / D-Werker Architects

20:00 - 24 April, 2017
Unicity / D-Werker Architects, © Inwoo Yeo
© Inwoo Yeo

© Inwoo Yeo © Inwoo Yeo © Inwoo Yeo © Inwoo Yeo +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jieun Lee, Hwon Yoon
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Deep House / poly.m.ur

20:00 - 18 April, 2017
Deep House / poly.m.ur, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin             © Kyungsub Shin             © Kyungsub Shin             © Kyungsub Shin             +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gugi-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Homin Kim
  • Design Team

    Sunki Hwang, Hyunju Lim
  • Area

    647.71 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Look Inside a Collection of Seoul-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin and Felix Nybergh

04:00 - 18 April, 2017
Look Inside a Collection of Seoul-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin and Felix Nybergh, UnSangDong Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh
UnSangDong Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin, in cooperation with Felix Nybergh, has recently completed the fourth collection of his "ultra-marathon of photoshoots" – this time in Seoul. Following Goodwin's unique insight into the spaces occupied by Nordic architectural offices (based in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki), his look at studios both large and small lived in by London-based practices, and his lens on a collection of Beijing-based studios, he and Nybergh have now turned their attention to the rich architectural scene of the South Korean capital.

Moonbalsso. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh Hyunjoon Yoo Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh IROJE architects & planners. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh designcamp moonpark dmp. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh +30

UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

22:29 - 12 April, 2017
UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress, http://www.uia2017seoul.org
http://www.uia2017seoul.org

The UIA (International Union of Architects) world congresses are a premier forum for professionals and future leaders in the field of architecture to exchange the best and latest practices, visions and first-hand experience. The UIA 2017 Seoul, in particular, will promote various innovative architectural techniques and technologies among member sections and global citizens. In doing so, academic programs, exhibitions, competitions, student activities, and public outreach programs will simultaneously take place.

 

Samsung Finance Campus / AI ARCHITECTS

22:00 - 6 April, 2017
Samsung Finance Campus / AI ARCHITECTS, © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon +19

  • Interior design

  • Location

    Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Interior Designers

    Gene Park, Sunki Sohn
  • Design Team

    Byunghwa Lee, Hyunjoo Song
  • Area

    9240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs