Olson Kundig Architects, Secret Garden, rooftop park, roof garden, public spaces, South Korea, treehouses, sustainable sculpture, public parks, recycled timber, salvaged materials

This green space is designed as “a series of outdoor rooms and includes areas for active play, as well as contemplation, for both children and adults”. It features native plants and fun, sustainable sculptures by Korean artist Do-Ho Suh made using locally salvaged materials and recycled timber. These whimsical pieces transform the park into a real playground for kids and, together with a variety of different structures and environments, creates a space which kids can explore and enjoy. Treehouses, wading pools, mazes and amazing plants constitute an engaging place for both parents and children.

Olson Kundig Architects, Secret Garden, rooftop park, roof garden, public spaces, South Korea, treehouses, sustainable sculpture, public parks, recycled timber, salvaged materials

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The project follows a rising trend of creating public parks, gardens and green spaces amidst the densely populated and commercial parts of cities. These surprising patches of space provide fundamental elements for growth in both kids and adults.

+ Olson Kundig Architects

+ Do-Ho Suh