NAVAGRAH LA+UD provided its expertise for the master planning and urban design of this challenging site through an international ideas competition. NAVAGRAH prepared an innovative master plan, featuring careful site programming and creatively incorporating existing site elements (oil tanks & vegetation) to develop a unique landmark for citizens of Seoul. The design introduces existing tanks as refurbished pavilions, rehabilitates existing vegetation as well as increases the area of native vegetation and features a new library and culture tower with underground parking along with new public spaces. The proposed design marks a major shift from the current use of the site as a parking lot consisting of abandoned oil reserve tanks to an innovative, sustainable, people friendly and vibrant development.
- Year: 2013
- Status: Completed
- Program: Institutional/Public Realm