Some may ask what has suddenly attracted such attention to Yeongju. Yeongju first established a strategy for urban regeneration through public architecture and adopted the system of public architecture for small and medium cities in 2009. Even though it is just a small area with a population of 110,000 people, Yeongju has moved faster than Seoul. While the urban regeneration strategy based on the city master plan has recently produced tangible results than ever, Yeongju is getting more attention than any other region. Attracting attention from local government and research institutes, which regard it as a role model in successful urban regeneration cases, Yeongju is invited to the Cities Exhibition of Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in September.
This feature will look at public architecture in Yeongju, examples which have led such significant change. This intends to provide a guide in order to look at public architecture and public design in every corner of Yeongju, rather than a discourse on institutional achievements and urbanism.
edited by Yoon Solhee, Park Semi| designed by Choi Seungtae | photographed by Efraín Méndez (unless otherwise indicated)
Ten Years of Public Architecture Projects: Following the Traces of Yeongju
054 Guide map│Four Types of Yeongju Guide Map: Regeneration - History - Living Environment - Culture and Sports
064 Roundtable│Experimental Recording of Public Design Written by Yeongju_ Kim Taehyung, Do Hyunhak, Park Sungjin, Yoon Seunghyun, Lim Yookyoung
▶ You can find full-text of the articles on the issue: September 2017, Vol. 598