MVRDV architects wins gwanggyo power centre competition in south korea
MVRDV architects wins gwanggyo power centre competition in south korea MVRDV architects wins gwanggyo power centre competition in south korea
dec 04, 2008

MVRDV architects wins gwanggyo power centre competition in south korea

‘gwang gyo power centre’

MVRDV architects have won the award to design the city centre of gwang gyo, located approximately 35km south of seoul, south korea. the concept design consists of a series of overgrown hill shaped buildings with great programmatic diversity, aiming for high urban density and encouragement of further developments around the ‘power centre’, one of the envisioned two centre’s of the future new town. the gwanggyo power centre will consist of housing, offices, a mix of cultural, leisure and educational facilities as well as parking. the hill shaped structure is constructed with a series of rings that facilitate outdoor life. each floor will consist of terraces with a floor to floor circulation system in which water will be stored and used to irrigate plants. the roofs of these hills and the terraces are planted with box hedges creating a strong, recognizable, cohesive park.

in each tower a number of voids connect to the atrium providing for light and ventilation and creating semi-public spaces. the design aims to create a landscape on that enlarges green qualities and that links the surrounding parks by turning the site into a park. the entire new town will be a self sufficient city of 77,000 inhabitants and is expected to be completed by 2011.

‘gwang gyo power centre’

courtyard of ‘gwang gyo power centre’

interior of ‘gwang gyo power centre’ interior of ‘gwang gyo power centre’

gwang gyo power centre

‘gwanggyo power centre’ section A-A section A-A

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