Education / Research

Workshop atelier/terrain 2007 Ganghwa (Republic of Korea)

_Issues for the enhancement of the urban territory of the Town of Ganghwa

The Town of Ganghwa is located on the island of Ganghwa (Ganghwado) in the North part of the Republic of Korea. It is part of the Incheon Metropolitan City which is adjacent to the capital, Seoul. The island of 319 km2 and approximately 65 000 inhabitants is connected to the land by two bridges.Ganghwa do is mainly a rural territory and is made up of rice fields (in its plains) and wooded hills. Because of its geography, this island played an important role in Korean history. It’s marked with ancient civilisations (ex. : dolmens – UNESCO’s heritage) and has survived many torments; in its old history, the Mongols’ invasion, then the assaults of the French, American, and Japanese vessels in the last centuries. From this history, the Town of Ganghwa (Ganghwa-eup) still holds the marks of a fortified town. Therefore, this city still has many elements of its past: 18 km of its original walls (remparts), its doors, its Royal Palace, and the texture of a traditional and vernacular dwelling. Today, Ganghwa’s island and its town have become, by its history, a cultural and tourist space in interface with Incheon’s expanding economic territory. An important piece of cultural heritage of Ganghwa’s island, the Town of Ganghwa has for its main goal the enhancement of its landscapes.

 

_12 Landscape projects for the Town of Ganghwa, from November 6th to 15th 2007

Following the different points of view stated by the Korean partners of the project and based on the Mayor of Ganghwa, the WAT_Ganghwa will generate a wide-ranging thought on the urban territory of the Town of Ganghwa. Referring to the mayor’s words, this international activity has to enhance the attractions of this historical city and improve its surroundings’ quality in a perspective of sustainable development. Therefore, the WAT_Ganghwa 2007 of the UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design of the University of Montreal (CUPEUM) will focus on the urban development and on making planning suggestions (urban design). The problematic will focus on the global and specific development of the Town of Ganghwa.This international activity will be under the theme of the limits, the urban interfaces, and the enhancement of this historical city. The main issues of the city that will be worked on are:

  • Tourist development (heritage, folklore, agro tourism, arts and crafts etc.);
  • Tangible and intangible heritage (space and cultural territory);
  • Quality of daily environment and neighbourhood areas;
  • Identity and image of the city (« Branding »);
  • Rural urbanity (nature, horticulture, nourishing garden, etc.).

Moreover, this thought will focus on specific spaces:

  • Surround green_territorial and urban interface;
  • Bulwarks of the city_ inheritance limits;
  • Doors of the city_urban interfaces;
  • River of the city_urban crosses;
  • Public neighbourhood space_ daily surroundings;
  • New urban territories_peripheral landscapes.

 

The aim of this workshop is to produce 12 landscape projects through an international activity, directed by the CUPEUM, with the Korean universities, Yonsei and INHA, in partnership with Space Group as well as Incheon and Ganghwa municipalities. These projects have been realized from November 6th to 15th at the Royal Hotel of Ganghwa and they were exposed the week after in Incheon City Hall.

_Projects

Green Belt

Project 1: Green Network_territorial and urban interface"
Team: Khalil Chenguiti_Cadi Ayyad-Maroc, 
Soo-Yong Jin_Yonsei-ROK, 
Gaby Khalife_AUB-Liban, 
David Valiquette_APA-Canada
Board 1- Board 2- Details by David Valiquette
Reworked Board: 
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Project 2 : "greenBRIDGE_gateway of Ganghwa"
Team : Assia Jibline_Cadi Ayyad-Maroc
, Haniya Abi Khuzam_AUB-Liban, 
Sung-Su Kim_Yonsei-ROK
, Guillaume Paradis_APA-Canada
Board 1-Board2Details by Guillaume Paradis
Reworked boards: Board 1- Board 2

 

Walls of the City

Project 3 : "Rediscovery_inheritance limits"Léandre
Team : Bérubé_APA-Canada
, Aymen Ellouze_ENAU-Tunisie
, Ye-Rin Kim_Yonsei-ROK, 
Ohh-Joon Kwon_INHA-ROK 

Board 1- Board 2Details by Léandre Bérubé
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Project 4 : "Rempart_Skyline"Tea-Kyun
Team: Kim_Yonsei-ROK
, Caroline O'Hara_APA-Canada
, Christiane Sfeir_IBA UL-Liban, 
Federica Silvi_DiAR-Italie
Board 1- Board 2– Details by Caroline O'Hara
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City’s doors

Project 5 : "aVoiD the gate"Hang Sun
Team: Lee_Yonsei-ROK, 
Jung-Ji Kang_INHA_ROK, 
Dominique Tremblay_ARC-Canada
, Martina Troilo_DiAR-Italie
Board 1- Board 2Details by Dominique Tremblay

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Project 6 : "Connecting Ganghwa"
Team: Sanaè Endo_ARC-Canada, 
Seong Wook Hong_ INHA-ROK
, Rima Keirouz_UL-Liban
, Valeria Silvi_DiAR-Italie
Board 1- Board 2Details by Sanaè Endo

Reworked boards: 
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River of the city

Project 7 : "Dong-Rak-Cheon"
Team: Zaineb El Guerrab_Cadi Ayyad-Maroc, 
Sanaa Khalil_AUB-Liban, 
Chul Kim_Yonsei-ROK, 
Filippo Ratini_DIPTU-Italie
Board 1Board 2


Project 8 : "DONGRAK RIVER.
From the vocation to an evocation"
Team: Omar Abbes_ENAU-Tunisie
, Christiana Costanzo_DIPTU-Italie, 
Jea-Jun Kwon_INHA-ROK, 
Hyun-Suk Suh_Yonsei-ROK
Board 1- Board 2

 

Public spaces

Project 9 : "DORSAL"
Team: Alexandre Gravel_APA-Canada
, Young-Seo Park_Yonsei-ROK, 
Guiseppe Pizzulli_DIPTU-Italie, 
Mi-Ae You_INHA-ROK
Board 1- Baord 2Details by Alexandre Gravel

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Project 10 : "Inside 
Ganghwa_neighbourhood"
Team: Danilo Di Palma_DiAR-Italie
, Seung-Young Jeon_INHA-ROK, 
Rim Mortada_UL-Liban, 
Philippe Payette Lavallée_APA-Canada
Board 1- Board 2- Details Philippe Payette Lavallée
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New urban territories

Project 11 : "IN_Between"
Team: Mathieu Drapeau_APA-Canada, 
Leila Khaldi_ENAU-Tunisie, 
Woong-Kyu Lee_INHA-ROK, Su-Chang Nam_Yonsei-ROK
Board 1- Board 2Details by Mathieu Drapeau
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Project 12 : "Rurbanism"
Team: Ysabelle Filiatreault_APA-Canad, a
Ji-Hye Lim_INHA-ROK
, Jung-Kyu Park_Yonsei-ROK, 
Alessandra Pedone_DIPTU-Italie
Board 1- Board 2Details by Ysabelle Filiatreault
Reworked boards: 
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_Ganghwa, host of an international thought on urban planning

As an introduction to the WAT, a seminar under the theme of “Limits, urban interfaces, and enhancement of the landscape of an historical city” will take place on November 6th and 7th 2007. Korean and international experts as well as some Professors from the teaching team of the WAT will make communications on the subject. Local and regional representatives of Ganghwa and Incheon will also be part of the seminar to inform the participants about the questions this international activity holds.

With the known development issues of the Town of Ganghwa, the principal objective is to generate an international, multidisciplinary (landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning) thought on the planning of the peripheral landscapes of the Town of Ganghwa (Metropolitan Area of Incheon):

  • 1. To characterize the planning problems, the attractions, and the potentialities of the landscape (natural and urban) of Ganghwa;
  • 2. To bring structuring and viable planning solutions with respect to the issues targeted by the local communities of the Town of Ganghwa and by the students of the WAT;
  • 3. To increase the civil society awareness on the safeguarding, the enhancement, and the viable development of the peripheral landscapes of the Town of Ganghwa;
  • 4. To generate a multidisciplinary thought with the Korean partners - professionals and academics (architects, urban planners, engineers, sociologists, historians, etc.

 

_A proactive scientific partnership

To reach the objectives of the Korean partners, the WAT_Ganghwa will gather 48 students coming from 10 institutions of the CUPEUM’s scientific network:

  • College of Engineering, Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University (Republic of Korea);
  • Dept. of Culture Contents, Dept. of Culture Management, INHA University (Republic of Korea);
  • National School of Architecture and Urbanism (ENAU) of Tunis (Tunisia);
  • Dept. of territorial and urban planning (DIPTU), Rome University La Sapienza (Italy);
  • Dept. of Architecture (DiAR), Rome University La Sapienza (Italy);
  • Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University (Morocco);
  • Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystems Management, American University of Beirut (LDEM) (Lebanon);
  • Master in Landscape of the Fine Arts Institute, Lebanese University in Beirut (Lebanon);
  • School of Landscape Architecture, University of Montréal (Canada);
  • School of Architecture, University of Montréal (Canada);

 

_Scientific worldwide influence of the WAT Ganghwa

• Under the high auspices of the Embassy of Canada in Seoul and the Korean national Commission for the UNESCO, the opening of the exhibition of all the students’ work will be at the Royal Hotel of Ganghwa on November 15th, 2007 and the UNESCO medals will be delivered following the deliberation of the international jury

• Publishing of the results of the WAT 2007 of the UNESCO Chair in Ganghwa (Presses de l’Université de Montréal (PUM) Ed.)

• International broadcasting of the 12 students’ landscape projects of WAT via the virtual library of CUPEUM on the “Activités pédagogiques“ section of our Web site: www.unesco-paysage.umontreal.ca

 

_Winners

1st price

Theme: River of the city “DONGRAK RIVER. From the vocation to an evocation” – Project 8

2nd price

Theme: City’s door “aVoiD_the gate” – Project 5

3rd price

Theme: Walls of the city “Rediscovery_inheritance limits” – Project 3

 

_Official Leaflets of the activity

_Achievement

 

_Team

  • Coordination committee (logistic)
    • Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, Director/Chairholder CUPEUM-Canada;
    • Mr.Jung- Jung-Do, International Division, Incheon Metropolitan City –Republic of Korea;
    • Mr. Joo-Yeon Lee, Director, Strategic development team, Space Group- Republic of Korea;
    • Mrs. Lyndsay Daudier, Project Assistant, CUPEUM-Canada.
  • Scientificand teaching committee of the WAT
    • Mr. Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, Director/Chairholder CUPEUM – Canada;
    • Mr.Stefan Tischer, Professor, School of Landscape Architecture, University of Montreal-Canada;
    • Mr. Seung-Kuk Baik, Professor, Dept. of Culture Contents, INHA University-Republic of Korea.
    • Mr. Leem-Jong Jang, Professor, Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University- Republic of Korea
  • Honouredmembers of the WAT_Ganghwa 2007
    • His Exc. Mr. Edward Ted Lipman, Canadian Ambassador, Republic of Korea;
    • Mr. Samuel Lee, Secretary-General, Korean National Commission for UNESCO;
    • Mr. Iwamoto Wataru, Director, Division of Social Sciences, Research and Policy, MOST - UNESCO (Paris – France);
    • Mrs. Brigitte Colin, Specialist, Architecture and Cities, International Migrations and Multicultural Policies Section, Division of Social Sciences, Research and Policy, MOST – UNESCO (Paris-France);
    • Mr. Sang-Soo Anh, Mayor, Incheon Metropolitan City;
    • Mr. Chang-Gyu Park, Chairman, Incheon Metropolitan City;
    • Mr. Duck-Soo Ahn, Mayor, Ganghwa;
    • Mr. Sang-Leem Lee, President, Space Group;
    • Mrs. Jeong-Hwa Kim, Executive Director, Space Group;
    • Mr. Dong-Hang Wang, Team Leader, International Division, Incheon Metropolitan City;
    • Mr. Chungyoll Yoo, Representative, Quebec Gov. Seoul, Korea.
  • TeachingTeam of the WAT_Ganghwa 2007
    • Republic of Korea
    • Mr. Seung-Kuk Baik, Professor, Dept. of culture Contents, Dept. of Culture Management, INHA University;
    • Mr. Leem-Jong Jang, Professor, College of Engeering. Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University;
    • Canada
    • Mr. Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, Professor with tenure, School of Landscape Architecture, University of Montreal;
    • Italy
    • Mrs. Alessandra Capuano, Professor, Dept. of Architecture (DiAR), Rome University La Sapienza;
    • Mrs. Monica Sgandurra, Professor, Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University;
    • Mr.Stefan Tischer, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Sassari, University in Sardinia;
    • Morocco
    • Mrs. Laila Binebine, Professor, Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University;
    • Lebanon
    • Mr. Adel Ouieini, Professor, Fine Arts Institute, Lebanese University in Beirut;
    • Mrs. Maha Nasrallah, Professor, Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystems Management, American University of Beirut;
    • Tunisia
    • Mrs. Salma Hamza, Professor, National School of Architecture and Urbanism (ENAU) of Tunis