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* Architecture: Dragon Valley Retail District by 5+design in Yongsan International Business District

Posted by the editors on Monday, 4 June 2012

Architecture: Dragon Valley Retail District by 5+design in Yongsan International Business District: “the yongsan international business district is the world’s largest and most ambitious urban mixed-use project. three million square meters of buildings are shaped into a glittering skyline of high-rises designed by the world’s leading architects.  the master plan covers ten city blocks that are linked by a network of bridges, streets and landscaped plazas. a remarkable feature of the project is its 500 000 square meter underground city of retail, restaurants and commercial spaces. five kilometers of malls, passageways and sunken gardens create a zone which is accessible from yongsan station to the hahn river in all types of weather conditions…international practice 5 + design has sent us images of their development located in the center of the master plan. ‘C-1 block’, named the ‘dragon valley retail district’, contains 200 000 square meters of retail which is divided into three main areas: platinum street collection, university department store zone and sports active life district. these sectors surround a dramatic 10 000 square meter recessed garden, water features, outdoor restaurants, amphitheaters and public gathering areas..”  An aspirational overview of the grouping of ambitious and dynamic projects for the Yongsan International Business District including many by world-renowned architects; clearly, concerns regarding social and economic framework and intentions come into play; nevertheless, the inspirational architectural projects merit close attention and often appreciation..(we urge you to share your thoughts through comments..)..

See our posts on the individual projects for the Yongsan International Business District:

image: courtesy of 5 + design; article: Designboom

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