Tour the Seoul overpass that MVRDV converted into a plant-covered walkway

In the latest movie in our Dezeen X MINI Living series, drone footage offers an elevated view of the former 1970s highway that Dutch firm MVRDV transformed into an elevated urban garden.

The project, named Seoullo 7017, is a kilometre-long path featuring 24,000 trees, shrubs and flowers set into cylindrical planters.

The pedestrian-only route extends across several lanes of traffic to connect Seoul Station and Namdaemun Market with the city’s Malli-dong, Jungnim-dong and Cheongpa-dong neighbourhoods.

Dutch firm MVRDV was selected to design the walkway as the result of an international competition.

Once destined for demolition, the 16-metre-tall highway is now connected to surrounding hotels and shops by a network of bridges and stairs.

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