Yongsan National Urban Park Master Plan

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Yongsan National Urban Park Master Plan

Seoul is the heart of South Korea – Asia's most international city, where the trajectory toward the future and respect for the past is reflected in the unique identity of the city. The future site of Yongsan Park is a hidden treasure at the center of Seoul, invisible from its citizens for nearly a century. We are inspired by the symbolic importance of Taebaek San. These majestic, distant peaks are the symbolic and ecological emblems of South Korea. Depicted historically in poetry and painting, these hills and mountains are central to Korea's strong cultural and ecological identity.

Our design is clear and bold. One continuous meandering line, an ecological spine, descends from Namsam Mountain and wanders through the park to frame distinct and memorable "Parks within the Park", reconnecting existing neighborhoods and extending across the Han River. This wandering line, rich with woodland walks and outlooks, combines architecture and landscape to enhance the topography of the site, link multiple programs, and offer dynamic views of the city and mountains beyond.

From the mountains to the river, the park to the city, and the city to the ecological centerpiece of Seoul's new National Park, our design for Yongsan Park weaves tapestries of prior histories and new futures into a place where the natural and manmade identities, cultivation and civilization are free to wander and overlap – inviting both the citizens of Seoul and visitors around the world to create their own tapestry of new experiences.

Location: Seoul, Korea
Year: 2012

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Yongsan 4b

Seoul is the heart of South Korea – Asia's most international city, where the trajectory toward the future and respect for the past is reflected in the unique identity of the city. The future site of Yongsan Park is a hidden treasure at the center of Seoul, invisible from its citizen

Yongsan National Urban Park Master Plan

Yongsan 10

Yongsan 13 Siteplan

Yongsan 15

Yongsan 14

Yongsan 1

Yongsan 2

Yongsan 3

Yongsan 6

Yongsan 11 Sections

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Yongsan 12