Last week, I participated in a field trip program of Seoul Institute of Registered Architects(SIRA: 서울특별시 건축사회). After attending a special lecture about Sejong City, We made an on-the-spot survey of Sejong City, Multifunctional Administrative City (MAC:행정중심복합도시). The City is located on the east-north side of Chungcheongnam-do and has Chungcheongbuk-do Cheongwon-gun(청원군) to the East, Gongju-si(공주시) to the West, Daejeon(대전시) to the South, and Cheonan-si(천안시) to the North. The construction works according to the Sejong City Project have been under way for several years. Recently, the Ministry of Security and Public Administration(안전행정부) announced a total of 35 government agencies, including nine ministries from Seoul, will be relocated by 2014 when Sejong City's construction meets the initially scheduled deadline. And The plan has been going smoothly up to the present. Having a busy schedule with in a very short space of time, I have been busy sketching actively wherever I looked in.
construction site of Government office building viewed from the Milmaru Observatory, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Government Complex Sejong(정부 세종청사) under construction, brush pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
The National Library of Sejong(세종 국립도서관), brush pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Waterside Stage(수상 무대섬) at Sejong Lake Park(세종 호수공원), pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
looking at the stage from different view, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
a distant view of waterfront plaza at Sejong Lake Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Milmaru Observatory(밀마루 전망대),the highest building in Sejong City, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
inside the bus, pen and watercolor, 14.8 x 21cm
a special lecture about Sejong City by Professor Kim, pen and watercolor, 14.8 x 21cm
서울에서 두 시간...고속도로와 평야를 지나 금강이 흐르는 벌판~~
아직은 낯설고 황량하지만, 첫 모습의 미래도시 현장을 답사하면서
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