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Archipelago 21 Seoul : Korean Masterplan

Yongsan International Business District Masterplan – design by Daniel Libeskind in Seoul

31 May 2012

Archipelago21 Seoul Masterplan

Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Archipelago 21 Seoul, Korean Masterplan
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Archipelago21, Studio Daniel Libeskind’s masterplan for the major redevelopment for the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea dramatically reinvents the landscape of Korea’s historic capital city. This sustainable urban development is made up of over 30 million square feet of built area and will include a new international business district, world-class shopping, residential neighborhoods, cultural institutions, educational facilities and transportation, all sited in a large urban park along the Han River.

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The site is broken into “islands” – distinct forms that together, like an archipelago, create a composition in the landscape. Outside the islands, the site is developed into a generous natural landscape which acts as the “sea” connecting the islands together. The islands become distinct neighborhoods with their own unique program area, character, community and atmosphere. Although they are distinct and human scaled, together the islands create a diverse and vibrant city life.

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These island neighborhoods break down the overall density and mass of the large urban development. In addition to the masterplan, Studio Daniel Libeskind is also the architect for 3 residential towers (The Dancing Towers) and a office tower (Harmony Tower) on the site.

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Seoul Masterplan – Dream Hub Yongsan IBD Building Information

LOCATION: Seoul, South Korea
BUILDING SIZE: 20,000,000 sqft (Above Ground) ; 6,000,000 sqf (Below ground excluding parking area)
CLIENT: Dream Hub
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Martha Schwartz Partners
STATUS: In design

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Archipelago 21 Seoul images / information from Studio Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind

A South Korean architectural design by Studio Daniel Libeskind on e-architect:

Dancing Towers, Yongsan Business District, Seoul, South Korea
Dancing Towers, Seoul Skyscrapers, Yongsan
image © Crystal
Dancing Towers Seoul
These Korean skyscraper buildings form a mixed-use development that consists of three 41 story residential towers, (a total of 834 total residential units). The design is “inspired by the traditional Korean Buddhist Dance known as Seung-Moo. The subtle rotation of the towers creates the illusion they are dancing, as inspired by the long sleeves of the Seung-Moo dancer’s traditional costumes, gracefully propelled by the dancer’s movements”.

Another South Korean architectural design by architect Daniel Libeskind:

Harmony Tower, Seoul, South Korea
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Harmony Tower Seoul Building
picture © Crystal

Location: Seoul, Korea, eastern Asia

Korea Architecture

Korean Architecture Designs – chronological list

Korean Architecture

KoreaYongsan International Business District Buildings – Selection

Yongsan Tower Building
Design: REX
Yongsan Tower Building
image : Luxigon
Yongsan Tower Building

The Blade
Design: Dominique Perrault Architecture
The Blade Seoul
image : 2012 © Luxigon / DPA / Adagp
The Blade Seoul

Dancing Dragons
Design: AS+GG
Dancing Dragons Seoul
image © AS+GG
Dancing Dragons Seoul

Cross Towers
Design: BIG
Cross Towers Seoul
image : MIR
Cross Towers Seoul

Studio Daniel Libeskind

South Korean Masterplan won by Foster + Partners

Projects by Studio Daniel Libeskind – Selection

Imperial War Museum North

Westside Shopping Center

Dresden Military Museum

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