The map of
Visionary City has been cut up from various areas and projects, which SAMOO has
designed for the past 4 decades. The fragments of each city reveal our endeavor
to find and respect the soul of each city. Through this fragmentation and
reconfiguration, the cities and projects selected from the works of SAMOO,
which are building new relations among cities and buildings, allowing diverse interpretations.
Furthermore, through multi-dimensional transformation, Visionary City was
designed to visualize a new future for the next 40 years while appreciating
SAMOO’s endeavors of the past 40 years.
Theme: 'SOUL of CITY'
Roles of architects,
in this context, seeking 'SOUL OF CITY', are indeed significant, delivering
meaningful and diversified urban environments to life through the convergence
of culture, nature and future. These efforts will be translated into UIA 2017’s
academic programs by reflecting three sub-themes of Culture, Future and Nature,
and other subjects including Passion and Human values.