From landfill to post-landfill park
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This chapter examines the social background of park-building, model cases for Nanjido Post-Landfill Park and the technical processes of the landfill’s stabilisation and reclamation before examining how Nanjido Post-Landfill Park embodies the ‘global style’ of parks. The regeneration, stabilisation and reclamation of the landfill were intended to remove the pollutants of the closed landfill and to prevent further damage to the natural environment and/or the health of the population. The idea of park-building on the Nanjido Landfill site dates back to 1985 when the underground landfill was almost complete. Seoul City had been preparing for overground dumping and considering the post-landfill period. The transformation of the industrial age’s closed landfill into a park began as early as the 1980s and intensified in the 1990s. Seoul City used model cases of other cities as references for the construction of Nanjido Post-Landfill Park.