UNStudio to transform Gyeongdo Island into a sustainable tourism destination

May 28, 2020 by  
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UNStudio has unveiled a masterplan to transform South Korea’s Gyeongdo Island into a new, 470,000-square-meter leisure destination that puts the spotlight on nature. The design celebrates the island’s natural beauty by orienting development around carefully framed landscape views — a design approach borrowed from ancient Korean garden design. The high-density development, which ranges from an affordable family resort to private villas, will follow passive solar and bio-design principles to minimize energy use. Commissioned by client YKDevelopment, the redevelopment of Gyeongdo is part of a plan to turn the island into “Asia’s number one marine and coastal tourism destination”. Located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, Gyeongdo sits 2 kilometers southeast of the city of Yeosu, the main tourist hub in the Namhae region that is renowned for beautiful, green islands and ocean views. UNStudio’s masterplan aims to highlight the island’s rich biodiversity by creating three developments along the island, each informed by a distinct garden concept with different trees, flowers and other vegetation. Related: UNStudio installs new energy-generating facade for solar producer Hanwha’s HQ Built on either side of a “green backbone” for conservation, the three developments will be nestled within areas of reconstructed forest. The three neighborhoods include the Gyeongdo Gateway at the island’s main entrance; the Sunrise Waterfront on the east side of the island; and Sea Breeze Coast at the island’s southern point. Gyeongdo Gateway will house the main port, a cable car station, marina and bridge, an entertainment center, shopping mall and a waterside boardwalk. The quieter Sunrise Waterfront will serve as the island’s “leisure heart” and will include a four-star hotel and condos. The Sea Breeze Coast neighborhood is located in the most secluded part of the island and will offer a five-star hotel and a series of private villas. All of the buildings will be thoughtfully embedded into the landscape to follow the natural terrain and passive solar principles. Visitors and residents will have access to a seamless public transportation system to easily and sustainably move about the island. + UNStudio Images by Plomp (NL) and Flying Architecture (CZ) via UNStudio

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UNStudio has unveiled a masterplan to transform South Korea’s Gyeongdo Island into a new, 470,000-square-meter leisure destination that puts the spotlight on nature. The design celebrates the island’s natural beauty by orienting development around carefully framed landscape views — a design approach borrowed from ancient Korean garden design. The high-density development, which ranges from an affordable family resort to private villas, will follow passive solar and bio-design principles to minimize energy use. Commissioned by client YKDevelopment, the redevelopment of Gyeongdo is part of a plan to turn the island into “Asia’s number one marine and coastal tourism destination”. Located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, Gyeongdo sits 2 kilometers southeast of the city of Yeosu, the main tourist hub in the Namhae region that is renowned for beautiful, green islands and ocean views. UNStudio’s masterplan aims to highlight the island’s rich biodiversity by creating three developments along the island, each informed by a distinct garden concept with different trees, flowers and other vegetation. Related: UNStudio installs new energy-generating facade for solar producer Hanwha’s HQ Built on either side of a “green backbone” for conservation, the three developments will be nestled within areas of reconstructed forest. The three neighborhoods include the Gyeongdo Gateway at the island’s main entrance; the Sunrise Waterfront on the east side of the island; and Sea Breeze Coast at the island’s southern point. Gyeongdo Gateway will house the main port, a cable car station, marina and bridge, an entertainment center, shopping mall and a waterside boardwalk. The quieter Sunrise Waterfront will serve as the island’s “leisure heart” and will include a four-star hotel and condos. The Sea Breeze Coast neighborhood is located in the most secluded part of the island and will offer a five-star hotel and a series of private villas. All of the buildings will be thoughtfully embedded into the landscape to follow the natural terrain and passive solar principles. Visitors and residents will have access to a seamless public transportation system to easily and sustainably move about the island. + UNStudio Images by Plomp (NL) and Flying Architecture (CZ) via UNStudio

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UNSense to develop a 100-home real-life testing environment for the future of housing

January 31, 2020 by  
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UNSense, an arch-tech startup launched by UNStudio , has announced plans to develop an adaptive neighborhood of 100 homes to explore how sustainable, smart technology can revolutionize the future of residential development. Commissioned by the Brainport Smart District Foundation, the project will be located in Brainport Smart District in the Dutch city of Helmond. The project is also part of the UNStudio masterplan for the expansion of the Brandevoort neighborhood that aims to become the “smartest neighborhood in the world.” Having recently completed a feasibility study for the “100 Homes Project” with positive results, UNSense has officially begun building three consortia to realize the project: a building consortium for constructing the homes and infrastructure; a tech consortium for constructing the innovative urban data platform that will host services related to housing, energy, mobility and health; and a consortium for service development. The 100 Homes Project will be a “Living Lab,” where data and technology will be assessed to see the effects of the neighborhood’s design on the well-being of residents, both socially and economically. In the spirit of Equal Exchange and data privacy, all residents will have access to and ownership of the data collected on them and can decide which data they would like to protect and which they would like to share. Related: UNStudio unveils sustainable vision for “The Smartest Neighborhood in the World” “Based on our findings, it is clear that technology within the urban landscape can lead to time, energy and financial savings associated with housing, mobility, food and health,” UNSense explained. “Our goal is that by developing intelligent services that connect and adapt to the needs and consumption habits of residents, basic services will become manageable and fixed costs reduced, while (net) income will increase. As a result, more time and energy can become available for people to spend on more meaningful, pleasant and healthier activities. This will increase their sense of quality of life, well-being, happiness and health.” Findings from the 100 Homes Project will help inform the UNStudio expansion of the Brandevoort neighborhood, a plan with 1,500 permanent and 500 temporary homes, green space and 12 hectares of business park. Brandevoort, which is located adjacent to the “real-life testing grounds” of the Brainport Smart District, has ambitions to not only become self-sufficient in food and energy production, but to also be recognized as the “smartest neighborhood in the world.” + UNSense Images via UNSense

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UNStudios striking Paris cultural center contorts for optimal daylight

February 22, 2018 by  
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UNStudio has unveiled competition-winning designs for Centre Culturel DédiéAu 7è Art, a new cultural center that eschews traditional building forms for a twisted, sculptural shape. The eye-catching building, which comprises a cinema and “cultural laboratory,” will become part of EuropaCity , a £2.74 billion tourism and leisure district masterplanned by BIG . Terraced green roofs will top UNStudio’s design to provide thermal insulation, while visually complementing BIG’s “rolling hills” next door. Clad in weathering steel , Centre Culturel is made up of three interconnected volumes that project into different directions. UNStudio describes the design as “a cinema that is designed to go beyond the black box by becoming interactive, social and above all, accessible.” To that end, the architects embrace both an indoor traditional cinema as well as outdoor screens placed on the side of the building and on the rooftop terraces. Restaurants, cafes, and panoramic views can also be enjoyed from the landscaped roofs. Related: BIG Unveils Winning Plans for Massive Green-Roofed Europa City Outside of Paris Film genres will dictate the organization of each of Centre Culturel DédiéAu 7è Art’s three volumes, which will also contain training and production studios. The center’s location and angular rooflines will be optimized for daylighting conditions. Wind studies will also inform the shape of the building. + UNStudio Via Dezeen UNStudio design images by Flying Architecture , EuropaCity masterplan by BIG

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UNStudio’s sculptural Fairyland Guorui Villa mimics Beijing’s river landscape

September 11, 2015 by  
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UNStudio and DP Architects complete phase one of sustainable Singapore University of Technology & Design

June 3, 2015 by  
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UNStudio Completes Work on the Glowing Theatre de Stoep in the Netherlands

October 8, 2014 by  
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Rice Architecture Students Design Interactive Sculpture That Creatively Eavesdrops Across Campus

October 8, 2014 by  
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Most college students see contemporary sculpture as puzzling landmarks–useful only as visual markers and not to be touched. Rice University’s recently installed Soundworm! sculpture, however, rejects that stereotype. Made up of a series of bright yellow twisting steel pipes and embedded microphones, the installation serves as public seating as well as a creative eavesdropping device that collects conversation snippets from five locations on campus. The two-ton Soundworm! was built by a team of Rice University architecture students and was designed as part of a design charrette. + Rice University The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , architecture students , charrette , Installation , public art , reader submitted content , rice school of architecture , rice university , soundworm , student installation

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SXSW Eco Announces Winners of the 2014 Place by Design Competition

October 8, 2014 by  
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UNStudio Completes Qingdao International Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion

May 27, 2014 by  
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