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Repurposed Oil Tank Architecture

Nooyoon Turns Used Oil Tanks into 'Hidden Gems'

— November 7, 2013 — Eco
Sangam, Korea is full of used oil tanks at the Mopo oil reserve, which used to be an abandoned wasteland until 2002. Afterwards, it was turned into a "ecological park, digital media city, and world cup stadium."

To transform the last piece of waste land into usable public space, this concept by Nooyoon proposes 'Hiddem Gems,' which will infuse the area with culture. There are five oil tanks in the area and Nooyoon has come up with ways for each to bring new meaning to the former wasteland.

The proposal plans to introduce new programs, including: an "opera theater, museum, ferris wheel, climbing center, and a diving pool and spa." The four tanks are sprawled out on the land and unified by a central white ferris wheel, which also serves as a landmark for the site.

Photo Credits: designboom, nooyoon
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