• BEK4D7 Tourists at Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul South Korea. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown.
  • Water flow over rocks at Cheonggyecheon river Seoul, Korea.

ChonGae Canal Restoration

Project Location: Seoul, Korea

The ChonGae Canal restoration along the Cheonggyecheon Stream is an ambitious redevelopment initiative that transformed the urban fabric of Seoul, Korea.  This design was the winning project in an international competition and celebrates the source point of cleansed surficial and sub grade runoff from the city at the start of this seven mile green corridor.  The main competition requirement was to highlight the future reunification of North and South Korea.  The project symbolizes this political effort through the use of donated local stone from each of the eight provinces of North and South Korea. The individual stones act to frame the urban plaza and the eight source points where runoff is daylighted and represents the unified effort in the transformation of this urban center. 

Image credit: Taeoh Kim and Robert Such


Honor Award for Design from the ASLA

Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award from the The Waterfront Center

Harvard University Veronica Rudge Green Prize

First Place International Design Competition, Seoul