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Magok Waterfront, Seoul
Magok Waterfront Development – design by Tuncer Cakmakli Architects in South Korea
7 Oct 2010
Magok Waterfront Seoul
Design: Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
URBAN DESIGN CONCEPT
With the natural and topographical richness of the city, an architectural park that will be a comfortable living space, a meeting and focus point for the citizen of seoul has been devised in Seoul.
This park has been raised from a single plane and transferred to the third dimension vertically and horizontally.
Hence, without altering the capacity of the green areas, the whole plot has been filled with water to create ponds and by forming islands the green has been drawn to the third dimension.
From each of these islands, ramps ranging from 25 to 45 metres in width and 5-7% in inclination ascend to an elevation of 35 to 50 metres.
The green promenades rise like “the Hanging Gardens of Babylon” on each island. The coves formed in these planes have been filled with soil to grow trees, plants and flowers. Trees, plants and flowers brought from all around the world as well as the local ones will be planted here.
An arboretum will rise in “the Hanging Gardens of Seoul,” and the promenades embellished with botanical gardens will be located on the ramps. These planes on each island are connected to one another infinitely. Besides access via water, an erected “avenue” bridges conects all the islands. The inner courts formed by these elevated parks have been shielded climatically, thus making spaces for defined functions; such as convention centres, botanical gardens, and music halls etc.
By leaving the green of the promenades and the fixtures in place, the functions and capacities of these spaces can be altered any time without effecting the architectural arrangement. The islands and the artificial pond will offer visual feasts to the city of Seoul, to its nature and topography. The addition of the moving and natural promenades will strengthen these existing values.
The pond-park, In conjunctIon with the river, will provide a comfortable and romantic access to the sea by boat or yacht for the people and guests of Seoul. In the urban scale the new living space, with its dimensions and formation, will be a symbolic “landmark” to the city…like water lilies – lively, vibrant, peaceful and inviting…symbolizing to its countless guests the excitative meeting of bees with nature.
-To enable the connection between the park and the river, which conects the sea and the city
-TO CREATE A PARK THAT WILL BE UNBRACED BY THE CITIZENS OF SEOUL AND THE CITIZENS WILL BE PROUD OF AND EMBRACE
-TO OFFER AN ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL SUIT THE PERSONALITIES OF THE PARK VISITORS AND GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE BREATHTAKING ACTIVITIES
-TO REALIZE THE FUNCTIONS THAT WILL SATISFY THE NEEDS OF EVERY VISITOR AND ALLOW THEM TO SPEND TIME THERE EACH
-To make it possible to have fun, to rest, to play games and sports, to be ınformed, to touch nature, to breathe, to listen to the presence of animals and nature
-TO PROVIDE CONTINUITY OF ACTIVITIES
-TO MAKE THE CITY, THE NATURE, THE VEGETATION, THE SUN AND WATER PERCEIVABLE IN DIFFERENT PLANES
Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
Magok Waterfront Seoul images / information from Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
Korean Architecture Designs – chronological list
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West Kowloon Reclamation, Hong Kong
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West Kowloon Reclamation
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OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture
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Prada Transformer Korea
Busan Cinema Center, Busan
Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects
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Busan Cinema Center : Architecture competition winner
Busan World Business Centre
image : World Business Centre Busan, 2011, UNStudio 2007
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