Gallery: MVRDV Designs Gwanggyo Green Power Center

 

Rotterdam-based architects MVRDV recently won the Gwanggyo City Centre Competition with their design of this incredible new city just south of Seoul, South Korea. Envisioned as a verdant acropolis of organic ‘hill’ structures, the proposed complex is a fully self-sufficient city for up to 77,000 inhabitants. Similar nodes, common in South Korea, concentrate residences, work and play all in one interactive center, reducing dependency on auto or train travel and building a strong sense of community.

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  1. tomako3a March 9, 2013 at 1:31 am

    “Development is to be completed in 2011 and construction will start shortly after”
    It’s 2013, has any real progress been made on this? I can’t find anything on the web, did this project just die?

  2. baoan January 2, 2013 at 10:18 am

    This project amazingly reminds me the Zaha Hadid’s projects Galaxy Soho:
    http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/galaxy-soho/
    or Wangjin SOHO: http://www.archdaily.com/313492/zaha-hadid-seeing-double-in-china/05northwestaerialnight/
    😉

  3. elale33 June 30, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Wow Super!!!!!!

  4. MrSustainable December 23, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    As Buckminster Fuller has stated. The most inefficient part of any city is that the pencil shaped sky scraper. It is the most inefficient for heating and transportation. This is a good concept on the wrong shape. If all the tall building were in a circle with the wide short building in the middle all connected by rings and spokes lets say it would be more functional.

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