The Seoullo 7017 readies to keep cool for the summer season. With the increase of 25 shaded areas to seek refuge from the scorching summer sun, the overall shaded area of Seoullo 7017 will have gone up by as much as three times, while three of the convenience facilities at the upper end of the walkway are to be transformed into air-conditioned resting areas, coined Seoullo Cool Café, for everyone to stop by to escape the heat. Free rental of green sun umbrellas will also be provided at all of the main entrances upon the issuance of a heatwave alert.
Cool Fan and Cooling Mist zones, providing artificial mist proven to cool the surrounding temperature by as much as 2-3℃, are to be installed up to two times the current amount to allow visitors a chance to cool off and take a refreshing breather from the unlamenting summer sun. Approximately 370 herbaceous plants will be placed along the wall while a trial installation will take place for an IoT-based automated maintenance system, Green City Wall, and eco-friendly palm mat flooring placed in the vicinity of the Rose Stage.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has designated this period as ‘Staying Cool on Seoullo 7017,’ initializing the full implementation of Seoullo 7017 Summer Comprehensive Plan, which entails the following: ① tripling the available shaded area, ② operating the Seoullo Cool Café as a resting area, ③ increasing the number of operative artificial mist facilities (multiple water mist fountain system), ④ operating a trial run of plant-covered wall and palm mat flooring, ⑤ providing rental of green sun umbrellas upon the issuance of a heatwave alert and ⑥ holding various summer festivals.
Around the vicinity of the Rose Stage, the hottest area with the least amount of shade, trial operation of 200㎡ palm mat flooring, which is made of eco-friendly palm-derived material that prevents the radiation of heat, will contribute to providing relief from the heat to visitors by emitting a cooling effect when it is sprayed with water.
Additionally, a total of 600 green sun umbrellas will be available for free of charge at all the main entrances upon issuance of heatwave alert, including both cautions and warnings, while continued announcements, regarding how to prevent dehydration and exhaustion, will be provided for the safety of walkway visitors.
|Seoullo Cool Café (Rose ice flakes with syrup)||Seoullo Cool Café (Hydrangea Bread)|
|Green City Wall|
|Installation of palm mat flooring (planning)||Foot bathing area|
|Cooling mist sprayer-installed handrail|
|Fixed round parasol||Portable parasol|
|Sun umbrella rental|
|Tropical night busking|
|Summer night dance party|