LET’S GO YEOUNGCHEON HORSE THEME PARK
- Site Area : 1,470,162 sqm
- Gross Floor Area : N/A
- Building Height : Varies
- Location: Yeung-cheon, Kyeung-sang Book-do, South Korea
- Status : International Design Competition Prize Winner – Honorable
Let’s Run Yeungcheon is a nature friendly theme park for Human and Horse as an expression of new identity of Horse Park in Korea. Our intention on its purposeful driven Park is to create a uniquely themed park to attract people from the local, other cities in South Korea to overseas through its story and sustainable ideas.
In light of that, we employed elevated platforms to preserve nature as well as to maintain the land intact by minimizing extensive site excavation. Furthermore, we extensively focused to change the paradigm from horse race culture as Koreans saying “ A horse race is a gamble” into a new trend of horse race for families in direct connection with the theme park.
The existing site has its various height differences on each mountain from 25m to 45m, as their differences make the site very much unique as they are. Placing the horse track on its mountainous site, the track smoothly landed on the site by creating higher level to approach to the site from the parking area as naturally elevated land so as to be a unique identity of Let’s Run Horse Park which is a unique to its only location in Yeoungchen.
Besides its structural form of the park, we aim the shift of paradigm by introduction of the Elf Land which is a new story of Horse Park Yeoungchen. We intend iconic landmark castle that will consist of 6 different tribes who are appeared mainly in the Lord of the Ring, one of famous fantasy movies. Its story is about horse race game to be held by one of tribes, the Elf who invites 5 other tribes for the horse race game in her land. In this form, private gamble sports of horse racing will become family oriented game. From the entry of the theme park to utilization of each function on the site is related function to visitors? benefits on uses of facilities in the theme park.
The design of the Grandstand has been very much important elements of the theme park since the program of the park has been inter-related with each other’s’ functions. For functions for horse race game, the grandstand has been placed in central location of Elf plaza. By doing so, it is easily accessible from the main entrance. The Grandstand is also connected with shopping arcade and exhibition, trade shows, as well as restaurant and cafeteria by integrating with nature and landscape area.
Grand Stand Design
The design of the Grandstand has been very much important elements of the theme park since the program of the park has been inter-related with each others’ functions. For functions for horse race game, the grandstand has been placed in central location of Elf plaza. By doing so, it is easily accessible from the main entrance. The Grandstand is also connected with shopping arcade and exhibition, trade shows, as well as restaurant and cafeteria by integrating with nature and landscape area.
HORSE & HORSE RACERS’ UNIQUE DECORATION
The new design of Yeoungchen Horse Park we propose is to change a paradigm of existing horse race in Korea and even in the world. The Yeoungcheon horse-race has its own unique system to run the race as if 6 tribes will be participated in the form of Olympic Game. Invited tribes are;
ELF / DWARF / HOBBIT / OAC / MAIAR / ENT
Each tribe will participate in the horse race game with their own 2 number of horse racers so total there will be 12 racers in a game. For this rule, the each horse and rider will be identified by their designated horse color as well as by uniform of their own tribes. For example, Elf horse will be white, so will others be identified by their own separate color of horses. All visitors will easily identify the tribe’s horses.
Color of horses of individual tribe will be as below;
As mentioned in reference image of indication of horse color, each horse and horse rider will use their own tribe’s unique uniform, flag, sign etc.. By this way, every visitor will easily recognize their horse during race period. Thus, it will help betting on their tribe by the amusement of the riding show itself.
SMAPLE MEMBERSHIP CARDS
Elf Eco-tree is one of the iconic features of the theme park where people experience of Elf style environment. Our Elf Eco-tree not only acts as supporting structure to hold the platform of main plaza but also provides 4 main systems as;
- Sustainable system
- Renewable energy system
- Green column
- Vertical circulation to connect another level of deck.
During the rainy season, the water will be collected for irrigation and it will be supplied to green plants and trees around the land. We also proposed vines on Eco column and it will reduce the temperature during the summer in plaza. On top of tree, solar system has been incorporated to generate the energy and this energy will be utilized for LED screen of Grandstand as well as for landscape lights in the evening time.
Central Orc Zone Area Perspective
Hobbit Zone Horse Training Area Perspective
Ent Zone Amusement Park Area Perspective
Elf Zone Hotel and River Area Perspective
Elevated Elf Land Entrance Area Perspective