Architecture as city by Florian Beigel

By Florian Beigel

Book by means of Florian Beigel and Philip Christou, with contributions by means of Dominique Boudet (Consultant Editor), photograph essay through Kang Woon-gu, and dialog with Ellis Woodman. Florian Beigel and the structure examine Unit have been invited by way of the Provincial executive of Jeollabukdo, Korea in 2008, in addition to seven different groups to take part in a global principles festival to advance city layout proposals for the Saemangeum land reclamation venture. Saemangeum Island urban contains a floor zone of a few four hundred km², greater than a quater of the realm of higher London (which is approx. 1.570 km²). In overdue 2008, the layout venture by means of ARU / London Metropolitan college used to be declared considered one of 3 successful pageant proposals (along with Columbia college and Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Kazuyo Sejima, Director of the twelfth structure Biennale, has chosen the ARU undertaking to join the most exhibition in Venice 2010. The city land-use notion plan starts off with a phased panorama infrastructure layout of eight new islands with a hugely extraordinary resolution as to environmental concerns. This publication deals a distinct and well timed method of modern city layout learn and practice.

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Saemangeum site boundary overlaid onto a map of London at the same scale. 7. Saemangeum site boundary overlaid onto a map of Paris at the same scale. 8. Saemangeum site boundary overlaid onto a map of Seoul at the same scale. N © CollinsBartholomew Ltd 5 N 0 1 5km 6 34 0 1 5km © CollinsBartholomew Ltd 7 N 8 0 1 5km N 0 1 5km 35 © CollinsBartholomew Ltd 9. The ARU team and Korean television journalists explore the sea wall. The Mang Hae Buddist Temple is situated at the western tip of a string of wooded hills where the Man-Gyeong and the Dong-Jin Rivers meet, with a view westward towards the horizon.

4. Saemangeum is located on the south-west coastline of the Korean peninsula facing, with the Byeonsanbando National Park to the south, the city of Gunsan to the north and Gimje to the east. 2 Singapore. The ambition is that it will become a sustainable and vital new city in the expanding economy of the Yellow BROAD-BRUSH ECONOMIC PICTURE BY ATHAR HUSSAIN, URBAN ECONOMIST Sea Rim. They intend that the investment will help to reverse Saemangeum is located on the south-eastern quadrant the declining economy and population that the region has of the C-shaped Yellow Sea Rim bordered by the Korean experienced during the past decade.

Land reclamation along the Sea Wall, Saemangeum. Philip Christou, April 2008 3. Looking along the redundant flood defence embankment. It is a time witness in the landscape that gives us a sense of the different times of the site. Alex Bank, April 2008 4. A history of land reclamation in Saemangeum, going back to the 1920’s. 3 1923 1999 1976 2008 1933 1940 1951 1971 1923 2008 2008 2008 1927 2008 1924 2008 1979 1932 2008 1927 4 N 0 1 5km 53 THE POETRY OF THE NATURAL AND THE ARTIFICIAL 1 The landscape scenery of Saemangeum will become an epic theatre of urbanised land promontories, water bodies, and islands.

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