PAJU HEYRI TOUR
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10am-6pm | $150 USD Bus Tour Tour Guide
: Jun Sung Kim, Konkuk University
Over past 30 years in Korea, city-scale developments have been built on the periphery of the ever-expanding capital city of Seoul with high density. Less than ten years, the necessity for alternative forms of urban development that would better suit contemporary needs and desired lifestyle has been raised by residents and architects.
The Heyri Art Vllage
, few miles away from North Korea is a prime example of this new form of urban planning. The total area of Heyri is about 500,000m² and it has 5 mounds and a swamp in the middle which supplies the water to the rice fields. The half of total area is reserved for roads and greens including mounds and swamp. The other half is for 380 lots which belong to individual owners and they are mostly engaged in art fields. The maximum building coverage of each lot is 50% and rest of them are preserved for public spaces and green area. Therefore, the flow of those open spaces became the major theme of Heyri.
In our visit, we will visit several buildings, starting from Heyri Community House, Hangil Book House, Camerata, etc. and some small residences. The last building to visit will be the Mimesis Art Museum designed by Alvaro Siza which is located in Paju nearby Heyri.