multipolar city
location
osong, republic of korea
type of commission
international competition, 4th prize
client
the province of chungcheongbuk-do
cost
confidential
site
900 ha
program
new city: housing, business center, retails spaces, public equipments and transportation
status
competition
project team
manuel der hagopian, grégoire du pasquier, nicolas moser, paul rabecq, guillaume durand, nguyen viet hung, nguyen duc cuong, le quang, phan tuan anh, nguyen thi thu thuy, pham bich thu
project date
2011

Through sustainable strategies, the Multipolar City aims to become a model of design that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable; a synonymous with the concept of the best place to work and live. This mixed and interconnected city enhances the close relationship between each actor of the city. With its unique mobility strategy, its green traffic systems and an independent organization of each part of the city, Multipolar City proposes a friendly and environmentally sound place to work and live, ready to answer to the new ambitions of the bio industry. Composed by a diversity of clusters and large open green spaces, the Multipolar City is truly to become the best ambassador for the development of bio-technology worldwide.

With 900 ha of urban areas combined with 900 ha of open spaces, parks and wild, green areas, the New Osong Bio City is poised to become one of the greenest and most attractive place for bio industry development in Asia. Its strategic central location with national rail links, to most major cities and easy access to South Korea International Airport, paves the way for the city to become the future “Mecca” of the bio industry: a real international business hub for all Asian bio industries. To reach such a level, the project for the new master plan of Osong Bio Valley must aim for the highest possible standards in terms of sustainable urbanism, as well as integrating all social, economic and natural aspects to make it the “place to be” for bio-industry. Developing high performance infrastructure networks, cohesive neighborhoods and creating sophisticated working areas in an ecologically sound environment, are the goals of this ambitious urban project.