UNStudio has revealed the design for Project H1, a tech-assisted masterplan for a 10-minute neighbourhood in Seoul that would cater to the digital economy.
The 500,000 sq.metre smart district will be designed to allow residents to reach work and leisure destinations within a 10-minute walk from their homes.
Project H1 is being realised by Hyundai Development Company and will consist of eight residential towers of different heights spaced along a street-mall and a “third space” containing cinemas, a community centre, and a kindergarten.
According to UNStudio’s website, the idea is to marry a range of digital services with a physical environment that caters for any given size of household within ‘a smart, healthy, green environment where contemporary working, living and entertainment are all combined in one neighbourhood – a productive neighbourhood of convenience, comfort, and community’.
Ben van Berkel, UNstudio’s founder, said: “We have taken an approach of ‘flexible urban density’. This enables the multifunctional use of public space and employs mixed-use organisational models to ensure that the residents can meet, connect and socialise, both in planned and spontaneous scenarios.
“The components of the masterplan not only encourage the creation of strong community bonds, the proposed digital service packages also create an unprecedented level of convenience for the residents.”
Images credit: UNStudio/Wax/Virgin Lemon)
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