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Deconstruction/​construction : the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project in Seoul / edited by Joan busquets.

Contributor(s): Busquets, Joan [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCambridge, Mass : Harvard University Graduate School of Design, c2010Description: ix, 68 p. : ill., maps (chiefly col.) ; 18 x 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781934510315 (alk. paper); 1934510319 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Stream restoration -- Korea (South) -- Cheonggyecheon | Public spaces -- Korea (South) -- SeoulDDC classification: 711​.4095195 DEC
Contents:
The deconstruction and construction of a major metropolitan space in Seoul /​ Joan Busquets Recalibrating the urban /​ Eve Blau The ecological (and urbanistic) agency of infrastructure /​ Chris Reed Rewinding a public infrastructure /​ Marion Weiss Measuring transformation: effects of the restoration work /​ Heung-Sun Kim, Tae-Gyu Koh, and Kie-Wook Kwon.
Summary: The restoration of the Cheonggyecheon River that runs through Seoul, Korea, in a mere twenty-nine months--transitioning from an outmoded highway into a multipurpose performative infrastructure piece of unprecedented size--merits recognition as a seminal project in contemporary urban design. This remarkable achievement recovers the biological and social ecology of the city and demonstrates the profound ability of design at the urban scale to provoke positive transformation effectively over large territories. The project also signifies a broader sea change in Asian attitudes toward city design, from a quantitative model concerned primarily with growth to a more qualitative program that incorporates quality of life and environmental sustainability into strategies for economic development. In this well-illustrated volume, contributors consider the ecological, infrastructural, and urban impacts of this exceptional project at the heart of the city. For its many merits, the Cheonggyecheon restoration was awarded the Tenth Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design by the Harvard Graduate School of Design
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The Tenth Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

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The deconstruction and construction of a major metropolitan space in Seoul /​ Joan Busquets
Recalibrating the urban /​ Eve Blau
The ecological (and urbanistic) agency of infrastructure /​ Chris Reed
Rewinding a public infrastructure /​ Marion Weiss
Measuring transformation: effects of the restoration work /​ Heung-Sun Kim, Tae-Gyu Koh, and Kie-Wook Kwon.

The restoration of the Cheonggyecheon River that runs through Seoul, Korea, in a mere twenty-nine months--transitioning from an outmoded highway into a multipurpose performative infrastructure piece of unprecedented size--merits recognition as a seminal project in contemporary urban design. This remarkable achievement recovers the biological and social ecology of the city and demonstrates the profound ability of design at the urban scale to provoke positive transformation effectively over large territories. The project also signifies a broader sea change in Asian attitudes toward city design, from a quantitative model concerned primarily with growth to a more qualitative program that incorporates quality of life and environmental sustainability into strategies for economic development. In this well-illustrated volume, contributors consider the ecological, infrastructural, and urban impacts of this exceptional project at the heart of the city. For its many merits, the Cheonggyecheon restoration was awarded the Tenth Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design by the Harvard Graduate School of Design

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