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
Harvard University Veronica Rudge Green Prize
First Place International Design Competition, Seoul