The Newsletter 63 Spring 2013

Vertical Cities Asia 2012, Yongsan, Seoul: The Open-Ended City

Stef BogaerdsSamuel LiewJan Maarten MulderErjen PrinsClaudio Saccucci

Architecture is by its very nature a product of its broader socio-economic and political context. Spurred by what has been dubbed the Bilbao effect, developers and city planners have come to see iconic architecture as playing a central role in attracting such investment in the form of tourism and Big Money, resulting in the production of architecture that is in favour of visually consumable forms. Our aim is to propose a development that is able to retain the authenticity of the city while extending the dialogue between what exists and what is to come.

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