News - 21 May 2020

Masterplan for South Korean Leisure Destination Unveiled

Inspired by traditional Korean gardens, UNStudio’s masterplan for the redesign of the Gyeongdo Island puts nature at the heart of the design.

In our masterplan for Gyeongdo Island, a new leisure destination in South Korea, UNStudio has gone beyond traditional landscape design and reimagined the concept of the garden.

Our masterplan envisages an island destination where culture and nature exist in harmony.

Its design is inspired by the inherent garden culture in South Korea, where public green spaces seamlessly link between natural and manmade environments.

Our vision for Gyeongdo Island, which spans 470,000 m2, features three distinct neighbourhoods, each characterised by a distinct garden concept.

These neighbourhoods feature buildings that are embedded in the landscape and responsive to the natural environment, all centred around the green qualities inherent to the island.

Aiming to turn Gyeongdo Island into Asia’s number one marine and coastal tourism destination, the masterplan includes an exclusive hotel, private villas, holiday apartments, an outdoor-indoor water park resort, shopping centre, marinas and a cable-car, among others.

Read more about Gyeongdo Island here.