Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 10-10
    2. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 11-13
    3. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 14-21
    4. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 22-29
    5. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 30-50
  3. Design Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 52-53
    3. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 54-55
    4. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 56-57
    5. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 58-59
    6. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 60-61
    7. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 62-64
  4. Designing the City

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 66-67
    3. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 68-85
    4. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 86-117
    5. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 118-123
    6. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 124-141
    7. Florian Beigel, Philip Christou
      Pages 142-149

About this book

Introduction

Book by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou, with contributions by Dominique Boudet (Consultant Editor), photo essay by Kang Woon-gu, and conversation with Ellis Woodman. Florian Beigel and the Architecture Research Unit were invited by the Provincial Government of Jeollabukdo, Korea in 2008, along with seven other teams to participate in an international ideas competition to develop urban design proposals for the Saemangeum land reclamation project. Saemangeum Island City comprises a surface area of some 400 km², more than a quater of the area of Greater London (which is approx. 1.570 km²). In late 2008, the design project by ARU / London Metropolitan University was declared one of three winning competition proposals (along with Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Kazuyo Sejima, Director of the 12th Architecture Biennale, has selected the ARU project to be part of the main exhibition in Venice 2010. The urban land-use concept plan begins with a phased landscape infrastructure design of 8 new islands with a highly remarkable solution as to environmental issues. This book offers a unique and timely approach to contemporary urban design research and practice.

Keywords

Architecture Architecture Architecture Land reclamation Land reclamation Land reclamation Republic of Korea Republic of Korea Republic of Korea Saemangeum Saemangeum Saemangeum Urban design Urban design Urban design

Authors and affiliations

  • Florian Beigel
    • 1
  • Philip Christou
    • 1
  1. 1.Architecture Research UnitLondon

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-0368-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag / Wien 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-0367-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-0368-5