MVRDV wins Gwanggyo City Center competition, near Seoul (KR)

The Daewoo Consortium and the municipality of Gwanggyo announced the MVRDV concept design for a dense city center as the winner of the developer's competition for the future new town of Gwanggyo, located 35km south of the Korean capital Seoul.

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MVRDV concept design for Gwanggyo Power Center.

The plan consists of a series of overgrown hill shaped buildings with great programmatic diversity, aiming for high urban density and encouragement of further developments around this so-called 'Power Centre', one of the envisioned two centre's of the future new town.

Since the beginning of the millennium local nodes with a high density concentration of mixed program are used in Korean town planning. These nodes consist of a mix of public, retail, culture, housing, offices and leisure generating life in new metropolitan areas and encouraging further developments around them: the Power Centre strategy. The Gwanggyo Power Centre will consist of 200,000 m

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