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MVRDV architects have won the award to design the city centre of gwang gyo, located approximately 35km south of seoul, south korea. the concept design consists of a series of overgrown hill shaped buildings with great programmatic diversity, aiming for high urban density and encouragement of further developments
the gwanggyo power centre will consist of housing, offices, a mix of cultural, leisure and educational facilities as well as parking
he hill shaped structure is constructed with a series of rings that facilitate outdoor life. each floor will consist of terraces with a floor to floor circulation system in which water will be stored and used to irrigate plants. the roofs of these hills and the terraces are planted with box hedges creating a strong, recognizable, cohesive park.
in each tower a number of voids connect to the atrium providing for light and ventilation and creating semi-public spaces. the design aims to create a landscape on that enlarges green qualities and that links the surrounding parks
the entire new town will be a self sufficient city of 77,000 inhabitants and is expected to be completed by 2011.