Architect Soon-min Hong Envisions a Death-Defying Amusement Park

By: Meghan Young - Jul 7, 2015
References: fastcodesign
Imagine there was a place in which a person can test their survival skills in a safe and secure manner; that place would be the Risk Theme Park. Although it doesn't exist just yet, the Risk Theme Park would be full of burning buildings, crashing monorails and collapsing platforms -- all designed to teach people how to survive such dangerous situations if they encountered them in real life.

The brainchild of architect Soon-min Hong, the Risk Theme Park would be based in South Korean city of Daegu. Comprised of nine attractions, "visitors would first pass through a remembrance garden for fallen firefighters, before being asked to leap from a high platform onto a large air mat. From there, park goers would traverse a seemingly unstable platform to pass by a seemingly burning building, then jump on a raft to experience large waves, whirlpools, and the risk of drowning," writes Fast Co Design.