A garden in the sky for Seoul


A new year, and there is lots to look forward to in the world of design in 2017.

As we embark on a new interiors project in Seoul, we’re excited to see that the Seoul Skygarden is set to open later this year. It comprises an existing overpass that will be overhauled and planted with 254 species of trees, shrubs and flowers, to create an elevated public park.

Seoul has, in recent years, suffered from a lack of greenery in the city centre, as development has boomed. But, incorporating green spaces as part of the city’s urban environment is becoming much more of a priority. The Seoul Skygarden is set to be the greatest manifestation of this.

The Seoul Skygarden is one of several built or planned projects around the world comprising planted elevated walkways or bridges. Marrying aesthetics and function, done well, these projects can breathe new life into urban spaces with stunning effect. Other projects include New York’s High Line and London’s planned Garden Bridge.

You can read more about the Seoul Skygarden on the website of architects MVRDV.

All images are copyright of MVRDV.

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