Suncheon International Wetlands Center design
Gansam Architects’ G.lab* has designed a visitor’s center to host the 2.8 million annual visitors to Korea’s Suncheon wetlands, which, at more than 8,700 acres, make up the world’s fifth largest tidal flat. The proposed design for a Suncheon International Wetlands Center structure is based on the imprints left by receding tides, and the 90,000 sq ft complex would be green-roofed, daylit and stilted above the wetlands so as to reduce impact on the ecosystem. Still, our New York State regulatory context makes us wonder how much shade will be cast on the ecosystem lying under the complex, and if that wouldn’t have a negative impact. Gansam’s site isn’t all in English, so it’s hard to seek out further detail. No word on whether or when the project is expected to be built.
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