Entry, International Competition
Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government
Program: Ferry Terminal, Waterfront Park Masterplan
Location: Yeori-Do, Seoul, Korea
(Donghwan Moon, Pilsoo Maing, Jihoon Kim, Songe Han and Harin Lim)
“Floating ground” is designed to be a new image of the city. The terminal is both a functional destination,and a part the city landscape. Complimenting the surrounding geography, it becomes an open platform where people transition from the bustling city to the calming natural environment. It is an extension of the existing park ground, and reconfigures a segment of the river’s edge with pedestrian bridges, and a River Walk. This is a place where Seoul citizens and visitors can meet, relax, and play. People and its scenery becomes the image of the park and the city.
Beyond a transportation facility, the shape and structure of new terminal promotes a dynamic visual and physical experience. New ground levels connect different park elevations through a stepped landscape that—which also collects solar energy and rainwater. At each levels’ apex, there are panoramic skyline views to the city, and to Seoul’s islands: Nodeul and Bam. The platform also creates a lofted flowing space underneath, allowing for weather-protected ticketing and waiting areas, complete with their own
expansive river views. The lower pontoon ground supports the space above structurally and mechanically, while it also connects to the floating pier and mooring facilities. Yeoui-Pavilion is an extension of Yeoui-Naru terminal, planned as part of a future development. The two floating grounds face each other, to complete the Marina Bay. With the Ari Cultural Center and Yeoui Terrace on land, the potential development of this district can enrich the river community for generations.