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High Rise Desires by Fernando Salcedo Debes
DS6 will be staying in and researching Seoul, the capital of South Korea, one of the most technologically advanced place in the world. We will also visit Songdo, built on land reclaimed from the sea and located just 65km southwest of Seoul it has been described as the world’s first smart city. And yet with all its advance technology and infrastructure it remains under occupied. The proposal will be speculating on the future of Songdo with the intent to augment, mutate, disrupt or rethink what the smart city could or should be.
Wearable technology will be developed in order to extend perceptions and record data sets that will be analyzed thought advance computation and simulation environments. This will allow formulate a specific tectonic response to existing urban conditions.
The project takes place in front of the central park characteristic landmark of Songdo. Towers are architectural monuments elevating the city dweller from the active urban ground plane. However less than 20% is occupied, in addition at the height of towers, one becomes isolated from the public domain and the rest of the city. The proposal seeks to re-appropriate, re-imagine and re-use the spatially isolated occurrences and tie these loose ends together to allow to space to move fluidly and continuously. The scheme will provide a means to activate and energize these spaces enhancing communication and interaction and thus interjecting the space with more universally accessible and equilibrate city.
Name: Fernando Salcedo Debes
Project name: High Rise Desires
University: Oxford Brookes School of Architecture, UK (@oxarch)
Course/Year: MArchD Applied Design in Architecture Year 2
Tutors: Karl R. Kjelstrup-Johnson & Nick McGough with Denis Vlieghe