Bureau and Corporate Funded Body
Seoul has different types of parks. These include ecological parks designed with the preservation of certain rare types of flora and fauna in mind, and its small and medium-sized parks that provide an environmentally-friendly setting with diverse fun faclilities for the whole family.
Oil Tank Culture Park, located in Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, is a cultural park for citizens that was built by regenerating Mapo Oil Depot, a discontinued industrial facility, to create a sustainable ecosystem while retaining historical meaning.
Ideas were collected through a citizen contest for oil tank utilization in 2013 and the selected work from the International design contest ‘Time Written on Land’ in 2014 became the basis for building an environment-friendly cultural space that utilizes the spatial characteristics of the petroleum oil tanks. The existing five tanks were regenerated into performance halls, exhibition halls, and multipurpose pavilions, while the newly built tank was designed to be an information exchange center and the outdoor space which used to be a temporary parking lot was remodeled into a cultural space for citizens to get some rest and conduct various community activities.
- Address: 87, Jeungsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
- Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Area: Approximately 140,022㎡
- Opened on: September 1, 2017
- Major Facilities: Six tanks, Culture Plaza, and green belt