Location: Seoul, Korea
Client: P&O Development
Date: TBC Completion
FOA Partner in Charge: Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Project Architect: Gunter Gassner
Design Team: Daniel Spreier, Christoph Trenner, Sukyeong Kim, Takeru Sato, Sukyeong Kim, Jeseon Lim, Mio Sato, Changho Yeo
Wave City was a masterplanning proposal made for the redevelopment of the former Seoul Olympic Village by venture capital for the Han River Renaissance project from Seoul City Hall.
The project sought a densification of the site with a substantial amount of residential and commercial program, and the construction of large sport facilities for the neighboring district, including swimming pools, gyms, skating rinks and indoor sports facilities.
The project was structured around the idea of intensifying the round plans of the existing stadia, extending the circular organization to all programs in the complex. The new programs will be adopting very tall typologies in order to minimize the footprint of the built areas, to consolidate the existing Olympic Park.
The rounded and minimized footprints will guarantee the continuity of the green surface in between the new programs inserted in the site.
The building’s designed seeks to trigger associations with liquid structure, in reference to its proximity to the Han river. Waves, vortexes and whirlpools are the imagery that is sought in the building designs.