Our proposal for the Jamsil Sports Complex masterplan in Seoul, operates simultaneously at mega-large and infinitesimally small scales to introduce a new urban ligament based on the city's hillside alleyways. Connecting the site with Gangnam to the west, the Golmok Bridge establishes a primary experiential conduit through Jamsil as a counterpoint to the oversized, generic superblock perimeter streets. Around this conduit, three distinct neighbourhoods, galvanized around two retained stadia and a proposed convention centre, irrigate the bridge with activity.
Seoul Municipal Government
Bridging the Exisiting Context
Maeul Bridge Stitching the City Together
The Play Maeul is centered around the baseball stadium.
The stadium is combined with a multi-purpose arena and swimming centre to form a super sports hub.
The Play Maeul district is formed of interlocked courtyard blocks organized to emphasize outdoor gather space.
Land-use: Athletics / Village / Leisure / Office / Retail
The Live Maeul is centered around the main stadium.
The stadium is wrapped in an envelope that evokes an urban forest.
The Live Maeul is formed of long linear bars to emphasize its connection to the water.
Land use: Resi / Hotel
The Work Maeul is centered around the convention centre, a megastructure
containing exhibition centre on the ground floor as well as office and retail.
The Bridge Maeul links all programs together, forming a lively & active low grain network of urban passage.
It becomes both the boundaries of the districts and the ligament between each district.
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