Roster and Diamond: A New Town for 600,000
The collaborative design team entered and won this competition that was sponsored by the government of the province of Jeollabuk-Do, South Korea. The team’s proposal for a 401 sq. km new town incorporates an industrial development area, agricultural development area, and touristic areas. These programmatic requirements define an overarching territorial, landscape, and settlement structure. The design organizes the project with an industrial North and a more leisure-oriented South.
The new, artificially built territory interprets a mixture of Dutch polder landscapes, with French Provence landscape and an early-capitalist settlement system of small towns resembling those of medieval Europe. The project also incorporates an industrial development area, agricultural development area, and recreational landscapes. These programmatic requirements define an overarching territorial, landscape, and settlement structure along the seascape.
Jeollabuk-Do, South Korea
Public Space, Infrastructure, Landscape
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office dA Architects (Nader Tehrani), Arup (Craig Covil), Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (prof. Matthew Johnson), Prof. Pete Shanahan (Civil engineering MIT)
Alexander D’Hooghe, James Graham, Collin Kerr, Andrea Brenner, Angie Müller, Christoforos Romanos
Province of Jeollabuk-Do