Project Title: West Seoul Lake Park
Project Location: Seoul Metropolitan CityConstruction Period: March.2008 ~October.2009
Project Size : 225,368 ㎡
Reason to Be Selected
The basis of the four concepts emerged from the idea of "rebirth". Rebirth means new life. But the change is not a rejection of the essence but a novel retelling. Paramount was the question of how to reuse an old water treatment facility in a 21st-century cultural context, to bring people into communication with one another? A list of the features of a water treatment facility typically includes water, pipes, reinforced steel concrete, cisterns, pumping equipment, filtering systems, a reservoir, and a lake. Another design consideration was how to celebrate "rebirth" with periodic 1~2 minute roars from aircraft noise using the local airport, the greatest nuisance to the area. The task was to make use of the given circumstances. After considering the existing features of the area, it was decided that a modernized and future-oriented reinterpretation of existing features be pursued to make the new park distinctive from others of its kind. The project thus came to seek a marriage of modern culture, nature and man with the existing physical environment. The materials for the new park were the recycled steel pipes and concrete from the plant facility with new materials added that best matched with the old. The color scheme incorporated grays, dark browns, plant colors, and points of red and white for special spaces and structures.
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