Thursday, December 23, 2010

International Garden Expo Suncheon Bay Korea2013

Korea's ecological Capital, Suncheon, is going to host an International Garden Expo. This expo will carry the recognition of AIPH and will be a first for Korea.

The Expo will be held over a period of 6 months (April to October 2013). It will take place around the Suncheon Bay area, and a space of 152 hectare is set aside for its development.

Over the last 150 years, International Garden Expos have been recognized throughout Europe and other developed countries. They have mainly been developed as a way of urban restoration and environmental planning and protection. Trees and flowers keep on growing and blooming as well as increasing the value of the environment. For this reason Garden Expos can be seen as ongoing or continues.

With Suncheon City, hosting the Expo in 2013, it also hopes to boasts the already existing value of Suncheon Bay, one of the world's top 5 coastal wetlands.

Combined, our city is aiming to be recognized as one of the world's top ecological areas. We want to see Suncheon being reborn as a global leader on the field of "Green Growing-Cities".

Introduction of Garden Exposition
Expo and Its Meanings
Expo, an abbreviation of exposition, refers to exhibitions or trade fairs. It is commonly called 'international expo' in Korea.

In general, an expo focuses on exhibiting products made by thelatest advanced technologies and their innovative value and quality rather than their sales

Expo provides visitors with opportunities to experience contemporary as well as future trends.

History of Expo
First Expo: the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London
Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) was created in 1928, by 31 countries

- First Period (1851-1910): the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London World War I

- Second Period (1926-1939): more attention given to artistic values
- Third Period (1958 the present): focusing on restoration of humanity and balanced social development

Types of Expo
- Depending on BIE's approval, expos are divided into Registered Exhibition and Recognized Exhibition
- Expos are also categorized into Universal Exhibition and Special Exhibition.

Utilize infrastructure that will be constructed for the Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea.
Construct new roads both in- and outside the exhibition area.
Display Eastern-and-Western Cultural vertical-gardens that are separated by the Dongcheon River.

Provide a variety of accessible routes with ample space for parking.
Construct eco-friendly walk-way and bike trails, and provide a tram service for the weak and elderly.
Utilize existing routes around the exhibition area such as Gangbyeon-Ro, Namseong-Ryong-Gil,
WooSeok-Ro, Baekkang-ro and MuPyeong-Ro.

Construct entrances and exits for the exhibition area.
- Develop entrances and exits between NamSeong-Ryong-Gil and the exhibition area as well as in and out of
the parking area of Suncheon Bay.

Construct new routes to access the exhibition area.
- Construct new roads (A total of 1,600km) between Cheyuksakeori (Namseungnyong-gil), the ShindaeIndustrial Complex, and Sangsam and Woljeon.
- Construct a new road to connect to the Suncheon - Jeonju Highway as to improve accessibility from Seoul,Busan and other cities.

Construct bicycle trails inside the exhibition area.
- Construct 239km of biking trail. - Build a pool of 'ready-to-use' transportation that will facilitate effective movement within the exhibition area.

Other transportation plans

Tour Train.
Route: Suncheon Bay - Sewage treatment center - International Wetland Center - Exposition Center

Rental Bicycles.
Trails: Seomyeon Waterside Park - Jangdae Park - International Wetland Center - The Exposition Center - Sewage treatment center - Suncheon Bay

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