Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal and Masterplan, Yeoui-Naru, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
- Yeouinaru, Seoul, South Korea
- 1-5 Stories
- Seoul Metropolitan Government
Cheungvogl wins the international competition for the Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal and Masterplan, Yeoui-Naru, Seoul, South Korea.
Ryue Nishizawa, Office of Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates)
Alejandro Zaera-Polo, AZPML
Professor Choi Moongyu, Yonsei University
Professor Choi JeongKwon, Gachon University
Professor Park SunWoo, Korea National University of Arts
Professor Shim Jaehyeon, Sejong University
The vast beauty with an emphasis on monochrome and flatness is distinctively characteristic to the Han River embankment, forming a major attraction to locals and international tourists visiting Seoul. It is one of the main images related to the city and of enormous relevance to its identity. The new cultural and transportation development on the south side of Han River between Mapo and Wonhyo Bridge aims to maintain this unique character of the site and to implement social, cultural and infrastructural improvements within the aesthetic and environmental context.
The one storey, 5 meter high, terminal building forms a 14 meter wide path, following the river flow. The slender ratio of facility length to width is the conclusion from maximizing efficiency, providing spaces for up to seven 700 tons vessels to berth at the same time and 20 private boats along with other tourism and transport vessels. The slight bends of the terminal and the marina facilities are the result of optimization for vessel manoeuvring, while creating a definite path on the otherwise undefined water surface. The terminal is located furthest possible from the shoreline within the planning zone to emphasize the experience of “walking on Han River” and to distinct between land and water side.
The Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal integrates the terminal building with its associated pontoon area and the marina facilities into one structure, totalling 5,400 sqm, to create the most efficient ratio of the required footprint. 424 meters long, it provides spaces for up to 7 vessels of up to 700 tons each to berth at the same time with separate controlled access zones for 20 private boats and other vessels.
The terminal facilities are sequenced along the central spine of the marina, creating ticketing and waiting spaces alongside logistic and office areas and cafes. The layout is flexible to adapt to any future possible changes of use and expansion or reduction of enclosed areas. The private pier on the south-west side of the marina is separated from the public pier by the administration, storage, shops and cafes.
The Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal together with the marina facilities present a singular coherent form. The diagram of the two functions running parallel to each other with the central terminal and the marina on the two edges offers visitors seamless connection between indoor and outdoor facilities.