– Enjoy you spring picnic at a grass field on the Seoul Station overpass during 4 hours from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. Don’t forget your lunch box!
– 400 meter long path of the Seoul Station overpass has been transformed into a grass field and you can buy foods and beverages for picnic, too
– Various cultural programs including communication activities, kids program and performances such as “Something to Tell” booth are waiting for you
SEOUL, Apr. 30, 2015 – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that an event to open the Seoul Station overpass to the public will be held to let citizens to have a spring picnic freely, with traffic entirely blocked for 4 hours from the 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. on May 10.
At the first debut on last October, people have enjoyed the theme “Seoul Station High Road, A First Debut: A Walk in the flowers”. This time, Seoul named the event as “A Spring time on the Overpass: A Spring Picnic” transforming the overpass into a place that people can enjoy the beauty of spring time.
The highlight of this event is a spring picnic itself that is taking place on the overpass. 400 meter long path will be covered with artificial turf and umbrella shades and picnic table will be installed and it can accommodate about 2,000 people at the same time. This event reminds us of ‘Parking Day’ of San Francisco and ‘Breakfast on the Bridge’ on the Barbour bridge of Sydney.
Also, various small performances and street concerts will be held and you can even find mini-book stores. You can have a chance to taste local lunch box which is made by neighboring stores of the overpass using fresh local ingredients procured from Namdaemun Market and Malli Market. Furthermore, coffee, tea or ice cream produced by neighboring stores will make a pleasant picnic time at reasonable price and you can enjoy them at mini- shops designed by 6 designer teams.
Four of “Something to Tell” booth will be installed at the grass field to hear the opinions from citizens about Seoul Station 7017 Project. Citizens can simply get into the booth and say ‘something’ that they want to say and this will be recorded and be made into a transcript to be reflected in the project. Moreover, programs for emotional stimulation for kids, moving mini-book stores and even an alley tour for neighborhood of Seoul Station are prepared for citizens.
Oh Hae-Young, the director of Green Urban Bureau, said, “The 2nd Seoul Station High Road Opening event is expected to be a venue for communication where people can exchange opinions while enjoying their time on the overpass.”