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HENN + Posco A&C win 1st Prize for the Urban Regeneration of Tongyeong Dockyard in South Korea – Camp Mare

September 20th, 2018 – Camp Mare is a new district in the city of Tongyeong (South Korea). Located on the site of a former shipyard, it celebrates its heritage by reusing several of the industrial structures at the same time as introducing a range of new programmes and buildings to create a hub for craftsmanship, tourism, research and development, and living.
The winning proposal was developed by HENN, acting as the design lead in a consortium with Posco A&C, Metaa, Inwooplan Landscape Architects, Siteplanning Architects, SLA Engineering & Architecture, Deloitte Anjin, and Yooshin Engineering Corporation. It was part of an international competition promoted by the Korean LH Corporation as part of South Korea‘s national effort to develop key coastal cities by means of tailored revitalisation strategies. Other competitors included Foster + Partners, Samoo Architects & Engineers, Junglim Architecture, KCAP International B.V. and AECOM.
Camp Mare‘s site is bordered to the north by the water and to the south by the picturesque Mireuk Mountains. The waterfront is extended by the addition of two rectilinear bays that carve into the dockyard. The mountainous landscape in the south gets connected by two parks to the waterfront. The project is divided into 5 distinct districts. Each neighbourhood has its own unique character, resulting from a mixture of programmes and buildings. They are all connected by a lively public waterfront.
Tongyeong’s identity as a maker city is the DNA of Camp Mare. It borrows from the city’s traditional arts and crafts, its culinary culture and its tradition in shipbuilding. This rich heritage is complemented by the introduction of new technologies, research facilities, cultural activities, touristic attractions and waterfront living.
The overall program consists of the so called “12 Schools”. Their goal is to drive innovation and to generate a new industrial ecosystem for the city and region. Each neighbourhood houses multiple Schools. Each of them revolves around the stages of an industrial cycle: research and development, design, production, testing, marketing and sales.
Camp Mare is a dynamic, colourful, and lively new district in Tongyeong. It sets the basis for the regeneration and future development of the city.

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Exhibitor: Henn GmbH


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