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  • Seoul Creates “Solar Landmarks” at World Cup Park and Ttukseom Hangang Park

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    In October 2019, a circular, 19-meter “Solar Square” will open at the Seoul World Cup Park Constellation Square. Solar and LED “pavement” will replace real pavement, and electricity generated here will create various LED content and images on the ground after sundown. Solar and LED lights will be installed along the 250-meter bicycle lanes around the waterside stage at Ttukseom Hangang Park for bicycling with a subdued view that suits the Hangang River.

    Both locations will install solar and LED pavement in place of regular pavement and the solar-generated electricity will create various LED lighting for the public to enjoy after sundown.

    The solar landmarks are part of the comprehensive “2022 Solar City, Seoul” project that the city announced for expanded provision of 1GW of solar energy by 2022. These landmarks will be the first to be made as part of this project in Seoul.

    First, 1,088 blocks of solar pavement will be installed along the outer frame of “Solar Square” at the World Cup Park Constellation Square while 2,453 blocks of LED pavement will be installed inside the circle.

    Through the solar-generated electricity, the public will be able to appreciate LED images of various content, including nature, constellations, proposals, birthday messages, and more. This will be the first time in the nation that images will be produced through solar-generated electricity.

    Seoul will also install photo zones near Solar Square that offer a full view of the landmark, as well as wi-fi zones to offer a resting area and accommodations to the public.

    World Cup Park, where Solar Square will be installed, is located near World Cup Stadium, Haneul Park, and Oil Tank Culture Park, for easy public access. The landmark is expected to be a new and renewable energy landmark, together with Korea’s first energy-independent public structure, Seoul Energy Dream Center, that also is located in the park.

    There will be a total of 348 solar pavement blocks through the middle of the Solar Road, which will be installed along the bicycle lanes around the waterside stage at Ttukseom Hangang River, while 584 LED pavement blocks will be installed along the bicycle lanes.

    Citizens can safely ride their bicycles after sundown along the path lit with LED lights powered by solar-generated energy. There are solar canopies, solar-powered electric car charging stations, and symbolic solar sculptures in Ttukseom Hangang Park as a part of the “New and Renewable Energy Theme Park,” a place for general solar experiences.

    World Cup Park Solar Square

    Surrounding Environment and Location
    Surrounding Environment and Location

    Aerial View (proposal)
    Aerial View (proposal)

    Ttukseom Hangang Park Solar Road

    Surrounding Environment and Location
    Surrounding Environment and Location

    Installment along Bicycle Lanes
    Installment along Bicycle Lanes