The Planting 10-million Trees of Life project: July 1998-June 2002; Seonyudo park design/planning: December 1999; opened: 2004
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The buildings and machinery on Seonyudo (island) once belonged to a water purification plant and has been transformed into an urban park. The park retained the existing buildings and machinery of the filtration plant. It is composed of five main spaces: 1) the Time Garden with eight small theme parks, 2) the Environment Water Playground for children, 3) Water Purification Park, 4) Garden of Green Pillars, and 5) Hangang History Exhibition. The park also holds the first pedestrian bridge over Hangang (Han-river), called "Seonyu-kyo" bridge, which is open to the public.
The park was created as a part of the Planting 10-million Trees of Life (also called Trees of Life Campaign) project. The project was organized by both city and administrative districts of Seoul to achieve six goals: Greening neighborhoods, preserving and creating an urban greenbelt, reforesting barren lands and edges of natural parks, enhancing citizen participation, promoting a green maintenance system, and establishing a Green policy. Forty-seven urban outdoor spaces, which include urban parks, ecological parks, pedestrian walkways, gardens, pocket parks, public plazas, and roof gardens were introduced.
Park address: 95 Yanghwa-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Developer: Seoan Consortium
Keywords: Planting ten million trees, Sunyudo, Seonnyudo, re-use. Contributed by Eui-je Lim, PhD.
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Seoul Metropolitan Government (2002). Ten Million Trees: Making a Livable City, Seoul: Seoul Metropolitan Government.