Without light, Lightwalk will not be architecture: Dominique Perrault
简介Gangnam Intermodal Transit Center is more than just an underground transportation station that will ...
Gangnam Intermodal Transit Center is more than just an underground transportation station that will house three high-speed train lines and two subway stations in southern Seoul. For acclaimed architect Dominique Perrault, it is more of a social project.
“It is not a project to build an underground tunnel. Architecture is part of culture. The space should be a quality public space where people want to come, not a damp and dark underground space,” the architect said in an interview with The Korea Herald in Seoul on Oct. 28. He spoke in French with a Korean interpreter.
The project, which won an international competition in 2017, has been mired in trouble as its construction costs have far exceeded the city budget, which was set at around 600 billion won ($463 million), according to Seoul-based Junglim Architecture involved in the project. The total cost for the project, including the engineering works, is around 1.5 trillion won.
Although the primary function of the space is a transportation hub, the 167,000-square-meter underground station is also a public space, and will feature a large square on the ground, a huge exhibition space and a multitude of spaces for work. Some 600,000 people are expected to use the underground space daily.
For Perrault, the natural light that permeates the underground space is the key which will differentiate the underground space from other such spaces.
Some 350 flats at Hyundai Engineering & Construction's new apartment complex, Hillstate Gayang ...
SEJONG -- With the increasing demand for next-generation semiconductors globally, Samsung Electro-Me ...
South Korean stocks advanced for the third consecutive session Friday amid hope that the US rate-hik ...
Korean Air orders 20 Airbus A321neo aircraft
Woori Bank establishes Bangladesh regional headquarters
FM makes final pitch for World Expo 2030 in France
[New in Korean] 'The path to happiness is forgiveness,' says Korea's first million
Seoul reviews scenarios for restoring guard posts in DMZ
NTOK Live+ to screen latest plays from UK, Netherlands
- S. Korea warns of potential NK surprise attacks using Hamas tactics
- Russian, Uzbek nationals under investigation after campsite brawl
- Opposition calls for Yoon's overhaul of Cabinet after by
- More webtoon
- [HIT Forum] Sci
- The 2023 Seoul Fantastic Beer Festival
- [Herald Interview] Monte
- Yoon, officials strongly condemn Hamas killings as act of terrorism
- The ruling party vows extraordinary measures to win back people's trust after crushing by
- [HIT Forum] More than 400 attendees explore space at HIT forum
- Corporate direct financing jumps nearly 40% in September
- Economy set for mild recovery, but bumpy road still ahead: BOK
- [Exclusive] Asia's Tang Contemporary Art to open first Western outpost in London
- 43 films to premiere at Seoul International Pride Film Festival
- Employment in manufacturing sector in Q3 falls at fastest pace in 11 quarters
- Geopolitical risks hold back South Korea's credit rating upgrade:Fitch
- “가자주민 삶 최악…한국지원 절실”
- [Hello Hangeul] Love for Hangeul grows in corner of Sweden
- PPP appoints naturalized Korean doctor Yohan Ihn as party innovation committee chief
- [Photo News] Mt. Seorak welcomes first snow of the season
- 2 dead, 1 in cardiac arrest in bus
- [Herald Interview] Kang Ik
- Things to note to prevent disputes in international contracts: The critical clause of governing law
- EcoPro seeks big leap as global battery materials maker
- Kakao risks losing management control of Kakao Bank
- KT to cooperate with Thai telecom firm to create Thai language AI service
- STX issues new shares worth W80b to expand global business
- Savor the irresistible taste of tteokbokki
- Hyundai Elevator wins Good Design Award 2023
- Four killed after fishing boat capsizes in S. Korea