The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of the Korean Peninsula is 2.5 miles-wide buffer zone between the North and South Koreas. After more than 50 years this zone with mountains, plains, valleys, and rivers has become one of the world’s most pristine ecological environments. It is estimated that more than one-third of the known plants and half of existing animals in the Korean Peninsula can be found in this area.

Korean architects Kim Sehyeon, Lee Jung Boram, and Choung Yongsu propose a skyscraper-bridge that will link the two countries, contribute to a reconciliation dialogue, and preserve the existing environment. The bridge will accommodate research labs, offices, and meeting halls arranged on a continuous structural grid. The design maximizes sun exposure beneath the structure and incorporates as series of agricultural terraces, meditation areas, and recreational parks where citizens of both countries could meet.

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