Digital Architecture in u-Happy City
Designer: Spiro Pollalis Partner: SK Telecom
In June 2006, Prof. Pollalis partnered with SK Telecom and won the competition for the information technology infrastructure of the new "U-Happy City," the new administrative city in Korea. Prof. Pollalis's strategy is to create a virtual overlay on top of the physical constructs, and emphasize the architecture where the digital technology meets the urban setting. Specifically, Prof. Pollalis proposes to develop an infrastructure grid, establish public displays, and create information pavilions, a museum/control center and information parks. A summary of these proposals, which are in the design development stage, was presented on November 16 in Seoul, in his paper entitled A Competitive Model for Technology and City Planning: The Synergy of a Digital Urban Grid, a Wireless Cloud and Digital Architecture.