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Getting afloat on the Han River

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Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital 

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01.06.2017 

London Festival of Architecture 

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23.06.2017 

Dwell on design 

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24.06.2017 

ASHRAE Annual Conference 

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Vincent Callebaut Architectures have designed a biophilic bridgehead to the Han River in Seoul promoting a nature recovery project
Yeouido Park in Seoul, South Korea, is an experimental urban space dedicated to sustainable development. The Government wishes to make it a bridgehead for innovation, combining the best of low-tech and high-tech while promoting the rehabilitation of urban ecosystems and biodiversity. According to the architects: "The main objective of the 'Manta Ray' project is to enhance the site's natural irrigation by transforming the park into an ecological forest of willow trees. The creation of a marsh-like filtering strip of plants strenghthens the natural protection of the banks against river floods." This permeable landscaping enhances the Han River's original scenery, thus restoring the park as one of the most praised tourist attractions in Seoul, as well as a new symbol of the symbiosis between urban dwellers and the natural environment. The project's ambition is to turn Yeouido Park into a

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