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The Urban Thread
The URBAN THREAD proposes a strategy of future urban interventions that builds upon current strengths of the hard and soft infrastructures of the site to expand a synergetic platform for sustainable communities, content production and expanded education. The Seun Walkway is an opportunity not just to make a park for the public, but to build a sustainable future for the current residents, their economic livelihood, as well as building a technological, commercial, infrastructural platform for the city. Rather than phasing out the existing users and residents, we propose to consolidate the existing users’ knowledge base, networks and workfl ow infrastructure of electronic, manufacturing, fabrication technologies to transition into the latest directions in new media, IT and social media. We propose the following strategies for a collaborative transition and transformation. Following are our objectives:

Activate local fabrication, recycling, manufacturing businesses through construction.
Activate programs that integrate old and new technologies.
Identify strategy for providing public vs private zones for the residents and the visitors.
Identify strategy to prevent complete gentrifi cation and commercialization.

Seunsangga Complex Revitalization Program / Community - Content - Education

Potentials of the Existing Hard and Soft Infrastructure and Program
Manufacturing, Electronics, Printing Shops and Stores / Low- Tech Products / Adjacency of Diverse Commerce, Industry, Market Program / Mega-Infrastructure

COMMUNITY / Synergetic Integration of Existing and New
Electronic Media Festivals / Food Stalls / Public Park / Used Electronics Market, Flea Market, Chidren Fabrication Programs, New Media Events and Concerts, Outdoor Performances, Craft Show, Exhibitions, Summer Movie Nights, Digital Lounge, Social Media Events

CONTENT / Adaptive Technologies and Sustainable Life Cycles
Education of New Technologies, Creative Integration of Old Technologies, Crowd-funding Workshops, Pro-sumer Showroom, Product Booths, Fabrication Workshops, Job Fairs, Fabrication Manufacture Technology Laboratories, Electronic Recycling and Upgrading

EDUCATION / Productive Platform for Knowledge
Digital Media Learning Center, Fabrication Classes, Wood and Metal Work Classes, Continuing Education, Summer Camp, New Fabrication IT Technology Satellite Campus, Academia / Industry Cooperative Laboratory, Youth Education, Media Lounge, Media Campus

Site Plan / Elevation

 

Walkway East / Zone for Public and Community

View looking North at Roof Deck and Stage

View looking South near Existing Restaurant

Walkway West / Zone of Production and Regeneration

View looking South from under the Walkway

View looking South above the Walkway

View of Chunggae Bridge looking west

 

Project Team
Project Lead: Yehre Suh, Office of Urban Terrains
Project Collaborators: Scheffer + Hong, Daniel Oh
Team Members: Gwanghoon Do, Yeung Shin, Zeehun Kim

 

Urban Thread / Strategy for a Collaborative Urban Platform

Location: Seoul, Korea
Program: International Competition / 2015
Client: City of Seoul