[Urban Planning News] “Seoul Station 7017 Info Garden” Open to the Public

Date 2016-06-28 Writer ssunha

Seoul Station 7017 Project

The 「Seoul Station 7017 Project」 is largely focused on ▴significant improvement of the pedestrian environment through the renewal of the elevated road near Seoul Station, ▴facilitation of the urban regeneration of Namdaemun Market and the areas near Seoul Station ▴the remedy and resolution of problems related to communication, traffic, and safety. The city government is holding an international contest, from January 29 to April 24, for the submission of construction designs to turn this plan into a reality. The number 7017 is significant, as it refers to ① the historical elevated road created in 1970 and reborn in 2017, ② the renewal of the elevated road from a road for cars in 1970 to 17 paths for people, ③ a 17m-high elevated road created in 1970, and ④ the significance of being the first urban regeneration project aiming to transform the Seoul Station Overpass and the areas near Seoul Station into high value-added areas.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has opened ‘Seoul Station 7017 Info Garden’, an elevated pedestrian experience center, in Seoul Plaza. The Seoul Station 7017 Info Garden is comprised of two cylindrical structures used as an exhibition hall and information hall, ten large Tree Pots, and three lights. The total surface area is 218㎡.

The Info Garden was designed by Winy Maas, a world-renowned expert in architecture and landscaping, who won the architectural design for the Seoul Station 7017 Project.

The exhibition hall is a place where citizens can experience the elevated walkway near Seoul Station, which will be constructed in 2017, and see the changes of the entire Seoul Station area through virtual images using smart media technology, and express their opinions on the changes. The smart media table installed in the center displays the history of the elevated walkway near Seoul Station and the 3D images of the walkway after the completion through a touch screen.

The walls of the exhibition hall are comprised of glass on all sides, so the inside of the hall can be easily seen from the outside, and the passersby can show their interest in the elevated walkway near Seoul Station.

The information hall will be used as a help desk, where staff provide citizens with detailed information about the Seoul Station 7017 Project, including the elevated walkway near the Seoul Station.

- Info Garden location: City Hall Station, Subway Lines 1 and 2, Exit 5
- Info Garden operating period: June 23, 2016 – November 2016
- Info Garden operating hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
- Closed: Mondays
- Website: (KOR)
☎ Inquiries: Seoul Station Area Development Planning Bureau 82-2-2133-8665