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LIGHTWALK – GANGNAM INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT CENTER, SEOUL

Architecture | May 9, 2021 |

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Lightwalk – Gangnam International Transit Center, Seoul
Location: Yeongdong Daero Street, Gangnam, Seoul
Status: Competition

The Lightwalk is not only an architectural component, it also is a part of the territory and the ground of the city. Defined as a Land Art intervention, it belongs to the city scale, in dialogue with the Han River and Tancheon Stream and the mountains in the background. It is a minimalistic, yet incredibly powerful gesture, which marks the presence of a new major integrated public transportation station for the city of Seoul.

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Spanning between the two main road of the Gangnam district, Bongeunsaro and Teheranro, the Lightwalk creates a landscape intervention linking the two axis and acts as an orientation mark from all sides. Like a ruler, a single line marks the territory and gives a measurement unit, in otherwise out of urban fabric scale, made out of stretched wide streets and skyscrapers such as a future GBC tower.

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The Lightwalk creates a new horizon. Rooted in the ground, it is the symbol of a renewed Seoul, which aims to become more pedestrian friendly, a landmark for all underground infrastructures worldwide, where users can experience natural light and air, deep into the ground, in the Groundscape.
WINNING ARCHITECT: Dominique Perrault Architecture (DPA/Paris) with Junglim Consortium (Seoul)

more. www.perraultarchitecture.com

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