Dutch architectural firm MRVDV's new design for the 'Paradise City' complex, a focal point for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul, looks almost like something out of a Salvador Dali painting. Comprising two buildings and a grand plaza, the concept features bizarre, warped "inverted facades" and a huge, perspective-shifted blob of gold.
Though built with the Olympics in mind, Paradise City will be the center of a new tourist district in the South Korean capital, full of shops, eateries and even a nightclub. The giant golden spot draped over the majority of one of the buildings will simply look like an avant-garde paint job from ground level, however MRVDV has designed it so that it will look like a perfect circle from directly overhead. The bird's eye view is not just for show, as one of Incheon airport's main routes will pass over Paradise City.
The 'Paradise City' Will Feature Curvaceous Lines and a Spot of Gold
Joey Haar — July 21, 2016 — Art & Design