Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

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Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

Architects Planning Korea have designed a bridge for Seoul that will incorporate a museum, library and IT centre in pods along its length.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

Called Paik Nam June Media Bridge, the structure will carry cars, pedestrians and cyclists across the Han River between a proposed cultural centre in the former Dangi-li Power Plant on the north bank and the National Assembly in the south.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

The bridge will also be accessed from the river via docking stations for water taxis and boats, while its skin will incorporate solar panles and could be used to display video projects.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

The project is on show at the Boutique Monaco Museum in Seoul until 12 November.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

The architects hope construction will begin in 2012.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

Here are some more details from Planning Korea:


Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

Korean creative director Byung Ju Lee of Planning Korea announced a new paradigm in bridge called ‘Paik Nam June Media Bridge’ in Seoul, Korea. Connecting Dangi-li Power Plant (which has a plan to be redeveloped into public cultural space) in the north and The National Assembly Building in the south, this bridge shows the first example of ‘a city expanded to the river’.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

Compared to the Thames River and the Seine River, the Han River in Seoul is much bigger river across the center of the city.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

There are almost 30 bridges over the Han River, but most of them were made in steel structure and concrete for better traffic.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

As a futuristic and aesthetic sculptor over the Han River, Paik Nam June Media Bridge shows how to use spaces over the bridge efficiently and eco-friendly.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

Inspired by the water strider, the overall shape is organic with sleek, streamlined outline. With the total length of 1080m, this mega structure bridge is covered with solar panel to generate energy by itself.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

This bridge is not only for cars but for people those who walk and ride bicycle. People can enjoy public museum and library with IT complex mall for the foremost IT technology. In addition, water taxi, yachts and cruise ships can dock at the bottom of the bridge to access the bridge from the river. For the sustainable green space over the bridge, circulated vertical and horizontal garden is introduced on each floor using water from the river and rain with natural light and ventilation

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

To celebrate world famous video/media artist Nam June Paik, the whole skin of the bridge can be used as a canvas for media and video artist all over the world. This project is currently in the progress of reviewing to be developed in BTL (Build-Transfer-Lease) project.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge by Planning Korea

Location: Between Dangin-li Power Plant and The National Assembly Building
Bridge length: 1,080m
Pier height: 18m
Maximum arch height: 72.5m
Maximum width: 89m
Total floor area: 103,620m2
Area for road: 18,190m2
Area for building: 85,430m2
Program: Driveway, Pedestrian/Bicycle Road, Tourism/Shopping & Relaxation Facilities
The Han River Museum, Public library for teenagers, IT complex mall, Cruise ship dock & parking facilities


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  • kanwal

    no body is afraid to experiment now !!

  • A korean

    Nothing about Paik Nam June, but another 90's ugly blob…

  • Street

    The Bridge itself is elegant, but the pontoon links looks so clumsy and tacked onto the overall form,

  • charlie chan

    wowa…

    looks like an undergrad project with not enough thoughts around programming………. no car sounds alright, but i don’t think walking is an option for a bridge this long. Museum dedicated to a river also does not sound realistic. Strider is too small for any function of project this size too…

    The wooden model is astonishing in size, but what a limited purpose it serves.

  • huan_di

    interesting 3D fantasy, but reality not so poor

  • http://www.rjcomrie.com rjc

    yup, fine with a blank cheque and years to spare… and for what!!

  • BIG

    ZAHA is everywhere!!!
    I'm afraid the world with full of this kind of architecture

  • hacedeca

    An wonderful and luxurious idea.

    I can’t say anything about the design since I hate organic-bubble architecture anyway. But a library in the middle of the bridge? They sure know that the ebook reader is already invented…