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NY Projects and CA Plan Won the Design Idea Competition for the Big O
International Competition for Yeosu Exposition 2012

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Announcement on December 28, 2009

NY Projects recently teamed with CA Plan, an architecture and design practice in Seoul, Korea, by collaborating on the design and vision of the Yeosu Expo 2012 competition for the “Big O” port proposal. We have been chosen as one of the top 5 entries.

In concourse with the global shift in eco-awareness and the theme of the world expo, this proposal aims to creatively revive the ocean and coast that has been heavily damaged and deteriorated through industrialization by presenting the future direction of mankind’s balance between nature and the built environment.

The design concept stems from the amalgamation of physical and virtual environments creating an ecological theme park with converging levels of Biotopes over land, water and the coastline. Biotope is a compound word which derives from the Greek words “bio”, a living thing, and “topos” which means place. The word also means “natural inhabitant” when translated from German. Biotope spatially consists of a Core Zone, Buffer Corridor and Transition Zone. This proposal highlights what would be the first underwater Ferris wheel in the world, providing Yeosu with an internationally significant, architecturally iconic achievement.




NY Projects Hosts Korean Government Officials
August 11–12, 2009


NY Projects hosts a group of local government officials from South Korea for a presentation on New York City public art projects, cultural events, and urban planning. The presentation also included NY Projects’ future endeavors and activities. The lectures were lead by Project Associate Liz Kwon and Design Director Shawn Brown.

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Mayor Se Hoon Oh Tours the High Line
June 25, 2009 – New York City


Mayor Se Hoon Oh of Seoul Metropolitan Government tours the recently opened High Line led by NY Projects and Alexandros Washburn, Chief Urban Designer for the Department of Planning for New York City.




NY Projects, with Zaha Hadid + Patrik Schumacher,
Offer Glimpse of Seoul Collection at Milan Furniture Fair


NY Projects introduced a progressive new collection of limited edition designs at an invitation-only luncheon on April 24, 2009 at the Milan Furniture Fair. Development of Zaha Hadid's Seoul Collection was outlined to a select group of design leaders from Milan and around the world. The exclusive new series created by acclaimed architects Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher, includes a fireplace, table, desk, and tea service.

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Global Dialogues: Seoul, Newark and New York


Seoul Deputy Mayor Yung Gull Kwon joined in presentation and conversation with Newark Deputy Mayor Stefan Pryor and New York City Chief Urban Designer Alexandros Washburn on Friday January 23, 2009, at AIA New York’s Center for Architecture to an overflowing audience. The event, titled Global Dialogues: Seoul, Newark and New York, focused on the integration of environmental design and urbanism, and highlighted initiatives from the three cities. The event was jointly organized by NY Projects, Inc., and AIA New York.




Keynote Address: Seoul Design Olympiad 2008
Patrik Schumacher, Partner, Zaha Hadid Architecture


Patrik Schumacher keynote address, October 10, 2008, coordinated by NY Projects, Inc.




Christo and Jeanne-Claude Lecture Series


November 4, 2007 — Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
November 8, 2007 — Siemens Ltd. Beijing, P.R. China