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Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza, Seoul, Korea by Zaha Hadid Architects

 
March 10th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

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The 85,000 square metre Dongdaemun Design Plaza establishes a learning resource for designers and members of the public with a design museum, library and educational facilities, whilst the 30,000 square metre Park creates a green oasis within the dense urban surroundings of Dongdaemun, Seoul. The form of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park revolves around the ancient city wall, which forms the central element of the composition, creating a continuous landscape that physically links the park and plaza together. The fl uid language of the design, by inference and analogy, acts as a catalyst by promoting fl uid thinking and interaction across all the design disciplines, whilst also encouraging the greatest degree of interaction between the activities of the Plaza and the public.

Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza - (c) ZHA

  • PROGRAM: Park and Design Complex for Central Seoul
  • ARCHITECT: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Design Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Leader: Eddie Can
  • Porject Manager: Craig Kiner
  • Project Team: Kaloyan Erevinov, Martin Self, Hooman Talebi, Carlos S. Martinez,
  • Camiel Weijenberg, Florian Goscheff, Maaike Hawinkels, Aditya Chandra,
  • Andy Chang, Arianna Russo, Ayat Fadaifard, Josias Hamid, Shuojiong
  • Zhang, Natalie Koerner, Jae Yoon Lee
  • Competition Team: Kaloyan Erevinov, Paloma Gormley, Hee Seung Lee, Kelly Lee
  • Andres Madrid, Deniz Manisali, Kevin McClellan, Claus Voigtmann,
  • Maurits Fennis
  • CONSULTANTS: Structural Engineer: ARUP
  • Services Engineer: ARUP
  • Lighting Consultant: ARUP
  • Acoustics Consultant: ARUP
  • Landscape Architect: Gross Max
  • Facade Consultant: Group 5F
  • Geometry Consultant: Evolute
  • Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon & Everest
  • LOCAL ARCHITECTS: SAMOO ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS
  • SIZE / AREA: Building 85,000 m2
  • Site 65,000 m2
  • Park 30,000 m2
  • Year: 2007 – 2013

Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza - (c) ZHA

The new Dongdaemun Park creates a place for leisure, relaxation, and refuge. The design integrates the Park and Plaza seamlessly as one landscape element, blurring the boundary between architecture and nature. Informed by the Korean painting traditions depicting grand visions of the ever-changing aspects of nature, the Park reinterprets elements of traditional Korean garden design: refl ecting pools, lotus ponds, pebble beds and bamboo groves, with no single feature dominating the perspective.

Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza - (c) ZHA

The external landscape of the Park transforms Seoul into a greener city by folding into the internal shopping/dining areas below. Numerous voids, undulations and depressions give park visitors glimpses into innovative world of design and allow Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park to be an important link between the city’s contemporary culture, historic artefacts and emerging nature.

“A fundamental aim of the scheme is to bring delight and inspiration to the people of Seoul by establishing a cultural hub in the centre of one of the busiest and most historic districts of the city” says Zaha Hadid. “The design has been governed by the belief that architecture must enable people to think beyond existing boundaries to reach innovative design solutions. This combined investment in education and research, together with the city’s public cultural programmes will inspire new generations of designers, helping to maintain Korean industry’s reputation as a leader in innovation.”

 

Site Diagram

 

Construction Diagram courtesy Gehry Technologies

Circulation

Basement 1 Plan

Basement 2 Plan

First floor plan

 

Second floor plan

 

Third Floor plan

 

Fourth floor plan

 

Roof plan

 

Section AA

 

Section BB

 

Section CC

 

Section DD

 

Section EE

 

Section FF

 

Section GG

 

Section HH

 

Internal program Basement 1

 

Internal program Basement 2

 

Internal program Basement 3

 

Internal program Ist Floor

 

Internal program 2nd Floor

 

Internal program 3rd floor

 

Internal program 4th Floor

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Categories: Mixed use, Public Landscapes, Zaha Hadid

2 Responses to “Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza, Seoul, Korea by Zaha Hadid Architects”

  1. Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza, Seoul, Korea by Zaha Hadid Architects # http://bit.ly/feTn5e

  2. mike japp says:

    Very impressive and quiet beayutiful work and designs. I was actually trying to contact the Korean representative or curator of the Seoul Museum. Can yopu please help?
    Thanks Mike
    212 865 1653

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