The Seoul Skygarden by MVRDV Gives the High Line a Run for Its Money

By: Meghan Young - May 16, 2015
References: mvrdv.nl & fastcodesign
The Seoul Skygarden is, as Fast Co Design puts it, "The High Line on steroids." Taking over a disused highway -- the Seoul Station Overpass -- it will be an incredible oasis in the South Korean city. Comparable to two football fields in length, the visionary design comes from Rotterdam-based design firm MVRDV. Although using old infrastructures to create elevated planted paradises have been adopted around the world since New York's launched a few years ago, the Seoul Skygarden takes the concept to the next level.

Much more poetic than any other design, the studio writes that the Seoul Skygarden will be a "living dictionary of the national heritage of Korea." One of the biggest features will be the flora, which will be organized along the Seoul Skygarden according to where each species' name falls in the Korean alphabet.