Central Open Spaces in Yeongi-gun, Korea

Green spaces in a governmental and administrative city. Curated as a natural space with stabilizing urban interventions

In 2007 the government of South-Korea decided to build a planned city. Its centre will be left empty for a park. The park PROCESS FIELDS changes the previous relation between the existing rice fields and the river Geum-Gang. The dyke will be relocated which will enlarge the regularly flooded zones. This will produce a multifunctional landscape zone in which cultural and natural processes can come together. The former grid of fields will be preserved as a overall organisation structure. It will allow a flexible non-hierarchical programming of local recreation, agriculture and ecology.


Geum-Gang River


Bojagi, Korean cloth

The Bojagi shows one of the substantial principles in Korean art: the combination of strict geometry and natural form


Pencil and oil crayon on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm


Site plan of the rice fields


Site plan


Park during low water – park during high water


Altitudes and extension:
Proving grounds (green), infrastructure (yellow/red), wetlands (blue)


Park of agro-biological diversity

ProgramCentral park with cultural facilities
LocationYeongi-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea
ClientConstruction Agency (MACC) / Korea Land Corporation (KLC)
TeamImke Woelk und Partner Architects in corporation with Prof. Martin Prominski, Landscape architecture, Hannover
Area6.982 km2
ServicesProgram and location analyses, strategic development, artistic concept, technical concept, design planning, visualisation