Gallery: AECOM’s Giant Amusement Park in Seoul Wins International Compe...

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Seoul, Korea’s existing Grand Park is a basic big city park with trails, playgrounds, an art museum and a zoo. But major plans by design and engineering firm AECOM to transform the area into a mammoth theme park have just been released, snagging them the big win in an international competition for a concept design and feasibility study for the park. The proposal, called Gaia: The Living World, comes to life in renderings showing lush gardens, waterfalls, natural animal habitats, high-flying rides and roller coasters which look like they’d be a ton of fun. The design also incorporates a ‘whole systems approach’ and a closed-loop resource plan to use water, energy and materials efficiently.

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  1. rcailloux January 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Inhabitat! I’m an avid follower of your blog and forwarded your critique to the project manager. Please be on the look-out for some specific details on the sustainability aspects that drove this project. I hope you’ll update your entry or do an entire write-up on the winning design when you recieve these details. Thanks! And keep up the great work!!

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