This is a thesis that focuses on artificial land in Kim Soo-Geun’s projects. Yeouido is one of those projects that apply elevated ground to save surface area. This kind of strategy is a way to release more …

Seoul: Yeouido Project/The Artificial Land manifested in Kim Swoo Geun’s Urban Architecture in Late 1960s. Read more »

There is a chapter in this book called “Modernism, Development, and the Transformation of Seoul: A Study of the Development of Sae’oon Sang’ga and Yoido”. That Chapter has a brief explanation of the Seoul City in different time period including …

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This thesis focuses on several national mega projects along the Han River, one of which is Yeouido Project. These mega projects are all related to the national identity of South Korea. The form of urbanization needs to be symbolic and …

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This land sale bidding announcement represents one of the economic strategy in finalized Yeouido Master Plan. The Plan used conventional grid plan and subdivision strategy. The profits gained from selling land were used in new projects. Therefore, the Yeouido project …

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This cross section shows the design concept of elevated pedestrian deck in Kim Soo-Geun’s master plan. Creating artificial land by elevated deck enhances the verticality of the megastructure and release more ground for traffic and open green space. The perspective …

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These two plans are the first master plan for Yeouido designed by Kim Soo-Geun. He used linear design with uniform mega structures and elevated pedestrian deck. The traffic plan shows the roads in Yeouido are divided into several levels and …

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The first Yeouido Master Plan was designed by Kim Soo-Geun who was one of the first generation of leading architects that were commissioned to do lots of national projects. At the starting point of urbanization and modernization of South Korea, …

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Yeouido project seems to be a regional master plan of the Seoul City, but in fact, it is basically a state project. The fully dependence on the central government makes Yeouido project different from the urbanization in western countries. Park …

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