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Green Roof / Samoo Architects & Engineers

Green Roof / Samoo Architects & Engineers

Samoo Architects and Engineers’ green roof design for Seoul covers a massive 131 acres. The project gives an “eco-upgrade” to the run-down Garak Wholesale Market by inserting an extensive public garden into the newly restored commercial center. The roof becomes a large public park that “mitigates rainwater runoff, insulates the interior spaces, and infuses Seoul’s city center with a breath of fresh air.” The design also includes three market pavilions which contain “eco-tubes”, channels that slice through the entire structure allowing daylight and ventilation to reach lower levels.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Green Roof / Samoo Architects & Engineers" 29 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/47918/green-roof-samoo-architects-engineers/> ISSN 0719-8884
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