seoul green dot
seoul, republic of korea
type of commission
international competition, 3rd prize
seoul metropolitan gov
30m usd


new city island

project team
manuel der hagopian, grégoire du pasquier, nicolas moser, laurence savy, le quang, emmanuelle dejos, camille vallet, francois salmona, nguyen nhat linh, matilde mozzi, nguyen ngoc thuong, nguyen van thanh, nguyen ngoc thuy, nguyen huy tung
nam sung-taeg (hanyang university, republic of korea), boydens engineering , ney + partners
project date

Seoul Green Dot, is a place where memories and dreams coexist. Untouched by the outside world, it is a utopia where nature and serenity are abundant. Nodeul Dream Island is seen as a Neverland for island dwellers and future generations to leave their traces.

There are several significant factors to consider before creating a sustainable space that connects people to the city. A space that not only transforms daily life but also transforms a dense urban fabric into an enjoyable and healthy place to live. Nodeul Dream Island is one of these rare opportunities that can have the power to transform a city into a sustainable space. Through well planned strategies, the “green dot” aims to become a prototype of design that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.
The island is seen as a living organism that can grow, adapt, react and transform itself into a wide range of configurations to serve cultural, commercial and social functions. The project aims to become a prototype that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Design strategies have been carefully planned, to give the island sustainable tools for a phased development process. Not completely an organic or linear growth procedure, the independent cells will propagate with cultural, ecological and cohesive principles; creating its own infrastructure and foot print.
This growth offers a unique opportunity for flexible and adaptable architecture to flourish on the island. There is no forced development, but development that is community led and has social significance. As the cells grow and form clusters the activities, recycling, energy production, urban farming and connections become stronger.