Urban Renaissance is a 3D mapping project illustrating the city of the future by Korean artist Yiyun Kang and is part of Dassault Systèmes’ ‘The Only Progress is Human’ initiative to inspire the use of virtual worlds to promote sustainable innovations.
“Geofuture’ is my large-scale public projection work that maps the DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) in Seoul. Inspired by Dassault Systèmes’ vision of designing our city, this project aims to imagine our future life, which will be realised through sustainable innovation,” commented Yiyun Kang.
With a growing population and an increasing number of climate problems, cities need to be more sustainable and healthy in all aspects, while continuing to pursue a better quality of life for all. This will be achieved by creating sustainable buildings, using renewable materials, involving citizens in shaping the city of the future, providing more inclusive public services and finding new solutions for mobility, agriculture and energy.
“The city of the future must be resilient to be sustainable. We need new solutions that allow citizens to benefit from a virtual twin of their city to test solutions in the virtual world before implementing them in the real world,” said Victoire de Margerie, Vice President, Corporate Equity, Marketing & Communications, Dassault Systèmes. “Urban Renaissance will explore how sustainable cities can develop well with increasing urbanisation. This is why we chose the vibrant city of Seoul and to collaborate with Yiyun Kang, an exciting and renowned local artist who reflects our vision of urban renaissance – a vision for the sustainable and healthy city of the future”.
Dassault Systèmes is at the forefront of providing the technology to model, simulate, analyse, visualise and experience complete cities in the virtual world to improve the way they are built in the real world and the quality of life within them. These virtual twin experiences – visual, digital and 3D models that represent reality with scientific accuracy and are tested and refined in the context of their use – consider the city’s environment as well as the infrastructure and raw materials needed to build it. Citizens, businesses and city officials can use them to work together and imagine a more sustainable and circular future, simulating and understanding the social and ecological impact of each design decision before implementing the optimal solution.
The Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a perfect example of what can be designed using Dassault Systèmes’ software, as it was conceived and designed by Zaha Hadid Architects using CATIA, one of Dassault Systèmes’ applications. The Dongdaemun Design Plaza, abbreviated to DDP, is a major urban landmark in Seoul with a neo-futuristic design characterised by powerful curved forms. The building is the hub of South Korea’s design, art and fashion hub and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
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