In September, Seoul Metropolitan Government will open three artificial “floating islands” currently being built under the concept of “Flowers of the Hangang” at Banpo Hangang Park, starting with the opening of public observation spaces on May 21.
The Floating Islands consists of three islands built with cutting-edge IT technology, and will be the world’s largest artificial island covering 20,382㎡in total area once it is complete. It is equipped with water leisure, performance, exhibition and convention facilities.
The small- and medium-sized convention spaces are equipped with 1,400 seats, and will play a pivotal role in Seoul’s tourism and MICE industrial infrastructure. Also, visitors can enjoy facilities up to par with high-end hotels and resorts at much affordable prices. The compatible prices will make Floating Islands an internationally renowned convention complex built over water, which will enhance their competitiveness as the world’s first floating convention facilities.
The good news for Seoul citizens is that fifty-four percent of the picturesque island is open to the public free of charge. Seoul Metropolitan Government has thoroughly prepared for potential safety and environmental issues from the planning stage, including building anchors and a triple-safety mooring system, in consideration of heavy rains.
Event Date : May 21(Sat.), 2011, 17:00~19:30
Venue : Media Art Gallery at Banpo Hangang Park
– Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theatre ‘Swan Lake’
– Congratulatory performance by the Ocean Children’s Choir
– Tape-cutting Ceremony for the Opening of the Observatory of Floating Island
– Congratulatory performance : Performing teams (Drum Cat/Beast/Sani)
*The performing teams may vary depending on the circumstances of the organizer.
Tel : +82-2-3447-3100/3084
Website : http://www.floatingisland.com/