12.07.2008

architecture :: towers of green-ness

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These green grassy spirals look to me like a giant ring toss game, but are actually the winning entry in a design competition that challenged the architects to create a city center for Gwanggyo, a new town south of Seoul, Korea.

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The design will become one of two centers for the future new town, a self sufficient city of 77,000 inhabitants located 35 km south of Seoul.

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The Gwanggyo Power Centre will comprise housing, office, culture, retail, leisure and education spaces.

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The Dutch architect firm MVRDV incorporated green plantings on the spiraling terraces to facilitate ventilation, and reduce energy and water usage.

I like this futuristic design, don't you?! It's JUST COOL!Read more over at Dezeen.

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1 comments:

[mr joan croft] said...

Reminds me of Aeon Flux, like it would be something I'd see in that series... Neat concept though :)

 
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