In Architecture, Sustainability on
23rd May 2017

MVRDV Transforms Old Highway Into A Plant Village

MRDV has transformed an old 1970’s highway in Seoul into a beautiful Plant Village. This highway was initially set out to be demolished until the practice took on this project to instead, turn this into a natural walkway that follows a long route above traffic.

This is a creative opportunity, instead of just knocking down and creating even more land waste, they have provided an opportunity to put more green back in the city. The overall project contains 24,000 trees, shrubs and plants which would counter a great percentage of pollution within the city.

Swell as helping the environment, this walkway provides a scenic pedestrian pathway through the main part of the city. During night, the plants are lit up with a blue light to counteract the yellow traffic, which creates a beautiful artwork.

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