banpo fountain at seoul design olympiad 2008 banpo fountain at seoul design olympiad 2008
oct 17, 2008

banpo fountain at seoul design olympiad 2008

what used to be one of the many non-descript bridges crossing thehan river in the korean capital has now become a major attraction. banpo bridge has been remodeled into a massive and beautiful fountain that

shoots water down not up. installed on september 9, 380 nozzles on both
sides of the bridg pump out 190 tons of water from the han river per minute.
seoul mayor oh se-hoon, said that within the hangang renaissance project,
this landmark will help to establish seoul as an environment-friendly,
economic and cultural center. it will contribute to attracting more tourists

an improve the quality of life for residents.

 

 
project rendering

  • how is pumping 120 tons of water a minute environmentally friendly in any way?

    and this… improves the quality of life for residents?

    you’ve gotta be kidding me….

    aleafinwater says:
  • @ aleafinwater 10.18.08

    exactly!

    holly says:
  • @ aleafinwater & holly

    aeration maybe? it’s the same reason people put bubblers in their aquariums. aeration puts more oxygen in the water which is good for aquatic plants and fish.

    it’ll improve the quality of life for the residents because it will attract tourists who will spend their money in seoul.

    in any case i don’t see any reason it would be bad for the environment.

    tja says:
  • its from the river @aleaflinwater

    nik says:

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