Urban Trachea, Korea: Seoul Station Building

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Seoul Station Contest, Korea : Site Redevelopment

Seoul Station Redevelopment – design by Samoo

Seoul Station Redevelopment

Urban Trachea

Winning Proposal for the Design Competition, 2009

1 Dec 2009

Design: Samoo Architects & Engineers with De Stefano + Partners

The development site for the Northern area of Seoul station has more characteristicsthat is defined by the railway roads within the site which actually isolates itself from the urban context. The condition is very different from the open and adventurous feeling that we associate with the name ‘Seoul Station’. The task that lies ahead for the architects were to analyze and develop the project which will become a major transferpoint for public transportations including the Airport Railway Station which will be completed in the year 2010 and to develop potentials that can be related to parks that are located around the site.

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Trachea means breathing organs. It is to reveal hidden potentials that has been hidden within the city. The architects focused on developing a greater masterplan for the future of Seoul-station which includes the Seoul-station Cultural Space(former Seoulstation) as the center with the private capital induced Seoul KTX station to the South and the Northern Development site to the North.
Through this, Seoul will be a place where the past, the present, and the future coexist as the center for railway transportations. It will become a new center for International conventions with endless potentials.

Urban Trachea – Building Information

Location: Seoul, Korea
Total Floor Area: 276,756‡u
Floors: 34 Floors and 4 Basements
Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Collaboration: De Stefano + Partners
Client: Korea Railroad Corporation

Seoul Station Redevelopment images / information from Samoo


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Korean Architecture – Selection:

Prada Transformer
OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Prada Transformer Seoul
image from architect
Prada Transformer Korea

Busan Cinema Center, Busan
Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects
Busan Cinema Center
image © ISOCHROM.com, Vienna

Busan Cinema Center : Architecture competition winner

Busan World Business Centre
UNStudio Architects
Busan building
image : World Business Centre Busan, 2011, UNStudio 2007

Korean building

Korean Design Competition : Incheon Metropolitan City, 2009
Incheon Metropolitan City
image from architect

Korean Architecture Competition

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Urban Trachea Seoul Station Redevelopment Building