planning korea: paik nam june media bridge
 
planning korea: paik nam june media bridge
oct 14, 2010

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge

‘paik nam june media bridge’ by planning korea in seoul, korea all images courtesy planning korea

‘paik nam june media bridge’ by seoul-based architectural practice planning korea is a mega-structure over the han river that aims to efficiently expand the city fabric on to the water. with a total length of 1080 meters, the bridge connects the dangi-li power plant, which is currently being redeveloped into a public cultural space, and the national assembly building to the south. the design proposal is a largely sculpted form with fluctuating curves and volumes.

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge looking toward the power plant

in comparison to the thames river in london and the seine in france, the han river is a much larger stretch of water that runs through the center of seoul. currently, there are close to 30 bridges running over the river but a majority of the steel and concrete structures only accommodate for cars and city traffic. ‘paik nam june media bridge’ aims to accommodate for the walking and cycling portion of the population. in addition, the structure will host a number of public facilities such as a museum, library, and an IT complex mall. the bridge will also connect the people down to the water by featuring a series of docks for water taxis, yachts and cruise ships.

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge looking toward the national assembly building

to generate a large portion of the energy used for internal programs, the bridge is clad in solar panels. each floor of the structure introduces a horizontal garden that uses water from the river below, collected rain water and natural sunlight and ventilation. the bridge is named after the korean video and media artist nam june paik, and proposes to use the skin of the bridge as a projected canvas for media and video artists around the world.

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge site plan

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge dock

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge interior view

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge perspective view

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge detail

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge in city context

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge night view

Paik Nam June Media Bridge Making Film from PLANNING KOREA on Vimeo.

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge elevation

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge longitudinal section

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge top view

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge a model of the bridge on exhibition at the boutique monaco museum in gangnam seoul

planning korea: paik nam june media bridge exhibition view

  • wheres the warp engine gonna be placed? 😉

    belgarat
  • a bunch of shiny blobs…is this what Korea needs?

    V
  • Stunningly beautiful. What a fantastic structure to live in. Obviously as much a building as a bridge. The passage along such a structure, via car or other means, should be very lovely.

    rcvs1
  • isnt nam june paik a korean american video artist from the 60’s?

    ?
  • it is great idea and design! We are planning a water science park in South China. If possible, we visit Paik Nam June to make design for us.

    Satoshi Izumi
  • interesting concept, but the aesthetics-why so futuristic?

    eun
  • Bridges are the most important architectural expression in Seoul. This is a fantastic addition to other landmarks and will be loved by citizens.

    Esther
  • Is this inspired by ‘The Host’? An gigantic organic creature…

    Robert.t
  • Yes this is INCREDIBLY BAD and hugely over scaled and unrealistic…I hope Koreans are not hypnotized…

    D. Bong
  • This is INCREDIBLE…I can’t wait for this to be finished so I can come back to Korea and take pics.

    DreamEFX

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