sejong-daero cultural park & plaza designed by daniel valle architects
sejong-daero cultural park & plaza designed by daniel valle architects sejong-daero cultural park & plaza designed by daniel valle architects
feb 26, 2016

sejong-daero cultural park & plaza designed by daniel valle architects

sejong-daero cultural park & plaza designed by daniel valle architects
all images courtesy of daniel valle architects




madrid based firm daniel valle architects presents the ‘sejong-daero cultural park’ proposal, an ambitious project that hopes to establish new interpretations of public space in seoul, south korea. equal parts cultural heritage, underground connection hub, and city wide ideas generator, the plaza hopes to empower both residents and the urban area as a whole.

sejong-daero cultural park daniel valle architects
public plaza




amidst a range of inclusions, the most interesting feature of daniel valle architect‘s proposal is the plaza’s surface construction — which would be made of soft rubber sourced from donated phone cases. a single passage leads to the underground portion, which is dominated by a multi-purpose auditorium. this area is designated to serve loosely as a location for work and civil discussions focusing on the improvement of seoul at large. aside from its loftier ambitions, the ‘sejong-daero cultural park’ is an interesting take on public space, and offers visitors a pleasant place to pause during their day.

sejong-daero cultural park daniel valle architects
site plan

concept diagram


the plaza is connected to historical urban ’tissue’ through technology

sustainable approach

sejong-daero cultural park daniel valle architects
underground connection

ground level plan

basement plan


sejong-daero cultural park daniel valle architects
underground network connections



project info:


name: the ‘plaza’, sejong-daero cultural park
architects: daniel valle architects
team: daniel valle, jiwon hur, andrea gonzález de vega, iago blanco
year: 2015



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