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Seongdui Village to transform into eco-friendly housing complex

Seongdui Village to transform into eco-friendly housing complex

Posted November. 27, 2017 08:21,   

Updated November. 27, 2017 08:46


Seongdui Village, an urban slum packed with illegal housings at the foot of Mount Woomyeon in Seoul’s Seocho district, is set to transform into an eco-friendly housing complex comprising 1,200 homes by 2022.

Seocho Ward Office said on Sunday that it picked “The Start of Seongdui Village, Village of Sharing Where People Learn and Enjoy Art and Culture,” a design blueprint by JHW Iroje Architects & Planners, in a contest of master-plans on Seocho’s Seongdui Village Public Housing District. The design calls for bringing an existing creek on Mount Woomyeon into the housing complex, and constructing a pedestrian overpass across Nambu Beltway to connect separated areas. The design also entails the deployment of business and public facilities near Nambu Beltway to create a new form of housing complex.

Situated in 138,000 sq.-meter land at 565-2 Bangbae Dong, Seongdui Village has remained an urban slum for more than 40 years. Wooden slum houses were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s in the village, and 235 people from 124 households are currently living there.

The village will transform into an apartment complex of seven- to 12-story buildings by 2022 to provide a total of about 1,200 apartment units including public housing and rental housing for young married couples and young singles. Seocho Ward Office will fix a zoning plan next year and start construction in 2019 to complete the project in 2022.

Jie-Hyun Roh isityou@donga.com