• Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation

    Pedestrian Bridge over Cheonggycheon Road, 1968

  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation

    Seun Sangaa Shopping Centre

  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation

    Matrix of Elements (1)

  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation

    Matrix of Elements (2)

  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation

    Programme Schemes: Green, Leisure, Culture, Sport & Kids

  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation
  • Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation

Seunsangga citywalk: permanent transformation

Contemporary Seoul and its society are changing ever faster. The insufficient flexibility of the Seunsangga mega-structure, a grotesque relic from a different time — has made this competition necessary. Can we make a design that goes beyond putting lipstick on the gorilla? Can we design a solution that will not be obsolete again soon?

Our proposal: let Seoul celebrate lightness and openness, nature and technology, flexibility and transformation, embracing the dynamic, permanent change that distinguishes the city.
We propose to slow down the speed of transformation and phase the process over years, not months. This will reduce negative impacts and enable the project to react to unforeseeable demands that will inevitably appear during the time of realisation, and attract and integrate the current
tenants of the area instead of displacing them. Moreover slowness can cast the building process into an additional quality: the transformation of Seunsangga as a continuous event. The demolition of unneeded elements, the reprogramming and the rebuilding turns into a series of opportunities for temporary actions and events to happen, a permanent injection of liveliness, culture and renewal into the neighborhood.

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Team: Thomas Stellmach, Alexandra Chechetkina, Benjamin Scheerbarth for TSPA Collaborators: Crosby Studio, Luka Bezjak, Javier Reboreda Date: 2015 Type: Open competition Client: SeunCityWalk Location: Seoul, South Korea Subject: Urban Design Status: Competition