gwanghwamun square development
Gwanghwamun(光化門) Square development is Seoul’s one of the largest city restoring and reconstruction project. as the project is deeply concerned in historical matters, historical research and precise measurement are very needed. and this is not built on tabula rasa, balance between the restored old memories and the present city tissue is also important. so methods of restoring as it was and reinterpreted restoring are discreetly selected at each and every item.
1 Gallery of light museum and gallery exhibit the past and the present of Seoul 2 Railway restore and exhibit the unearthed part of the tramcar railway 3 Hangul square commemorate the king Sejong and his great invention of Hangul 4 Haitai statue as its original location is now under the main roadway, put the engraved mark on it instead, not obstructing the traffic 5 Woldae & Erdo match woldae and erdo to the readjusted axis 6 Sundial square boundary of the square of light 7 Gwanghwamun restore its location, axis, scale and material as it was
1 Hwangtohyun convert the meaning to encourage the people to gather 2 Baekundong-chun & Chunghak-chun represent old creek and link the stream out to the Cheonggye-chun 3 Starting point of mile posts indicate direction and distance to the key spots of Seoul 4 Statue of Admiral Lee Sunshin add water spaces around the existing statue to enrich the meaning 5 Feast street hold events connected to the open space of Sejong performing art center