The public parks of megacities like Seoul have begun building more welcoming spaces for daily use by local citizens. In what may fairly be called the best public space of all time—the park—there are now small libraries, galleries, rest areas, gardening centres and more. These spaces quickly become, through synergistic exchange, the pride of any neighbourhood.
This carefully planned public architecture is designed to respect the environment, topography and treescape of the park. Each building becomes part of the background, blending into the landscape.
This exhibition examines four specific parks and four projects, exploring how a modest approach to nature can be forward-looking and question ideas around innovation.