126,100 平方米 (sqm)
全孝晶 JEON HYO JEONG
城市广场 CIVIC PLAZA
历史广场 HISTORY PLAZA
The complexity of Gwanghwamun Plaza can be understood through unraveling the underlying genes embedded in its history. The site has
undergone different phases of historical eras, each with very particular social and economical backgrounds. The long-term vision for Gwanghwamun Square is to consolidate and integrate the differentiality and sometimes contradictions into one iconic place.
The new Gwanghwamun Plaza is a sublime public realm for gathering, encounter and welcoming stopover in the middle of the urban historic city center. The new co-axial layout is characterized by a hard plaza and a green plaza, both allowing barrier-free access and flexibility of event use. The essence lies in making the coexistence of past and present possible, while shaping a bright future for Seoul's urban renewal. The new Gwanghwamun Plaza is both a monumental place and a public realm for modern events. Co-Axial City preserves and protects the historicity while integrates the demands for public gathering in its new layout of the plaza. The alignment of tree rows optimizes views towards existing statues. Statues are clearly perceived as highlighted features at both above-ground and below-ground.