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중랑물재생센터 고도처리 및 시설현대화사업중 서울하수도과학관 Project

Seongdong-gu Automobile Market 3-gil 64 (Jungnang Water Regeneration Center First Treatment Plant)

중랑물재생센터 고도처리 및 시설현대화사업중 서울하수도과학관

Development Type: Redevelopment/Regeneration Project

Type Of Developer: Public Corporation

Start Year: 2015

Address: Seongdong-gu Automobile Market 3-gil 64 (Jungnang Water Regeneration Center First Treatment Plant)


Contributor: audex


Location Description
It is located where Jungnangcheon and Cheonggyecheon meet. It is close to Jang Hanpyeong Station and Hanyang University. It is far from the city center because it is an unwanted public facility.

Case Report


As part of the "Modernization Project of the Jungnang Water Regeneration Center Facility," the project is to underground existing sewage treatment facilities, which are unwanted public facilities, and create a park and Seoul Sewage Science Museum on the site to make it a space where residents can live in culture and leisure.

Development Info.

Development Scale: District

Total Development Cost: 8951000000 Won

Total Land Area: "Modernization Project of the Jungnang Water Regeneration Center Facility," Land Area is 310,205 m2

Total Development Area: 2365 m2

Area Type: Other

Start Date: 2015/03/01

Opening Date: 2017/09/05

Planning Approval: Completion of the basic plan for underground facilities and the creation of the upper space sewage science museum and park. (2008.06.01)

Lead Developer: 서울시도시기반시설본부

Consultants: 도시안전실장 :김병하 (계획부서)/ 물관리정책관 :정만근/ 물재생시설과 :김병위/ 물재생시설팀장 :정훈모/ 담당자 :이웅희 /도시기반시설본부장 :조성일 (공사부서) /시설국장 :이광세 /설비부장 :박기형 /환경시설과장 :박희천 (열빛총괄과장 :권오식) /담당자 :오수양,조양호/ 책임감리 :(주)한국종합기술 김태성 단장/ 시공사 :지에스건설(주)외 2업체 한라산업개발(주),동아건설산업(주)


Economic Context

This is a public project and is part of a project to replace aging essential facilities. The project to change treatment facilities can be economical by increasing efficiency, but there is no economic context in the sewage science museum itself. (Admission to the Science Museum is free.)

Social Context

I think it is a project to find a socially appropriate compromise in that water treatment facilities, which are essential facilities in the city, are avoided facilities. Social compromise was possible by providing residents with facilities such as parks and science museums and underground water treatment facilities.

Environmental Context

As facilities located on the ground and occupying a large area entered the basement, a large site was turned into a park, making it environmentally friendly. There is also a plan to plant 300,000 trees to manage odors.

Historical Context

The project is proposed in the process of replacing facilities that had been purifying and treating sewage for 40 years due to aging.

The Plan

Pre-planning Efforts

Water Regeneration Center Advanced (Modernization) Plan, Water Regeneration Center Vision 3.0, Water Source Sewer Treatment Plant.

Vision Statement

Reinforcement of water treatment unique functional facilities in the lower space, re-creation of complex spaces that lead to regional development and communication with local residents. Leading regional development by creating a regenerative cycle center and water industry cluster. – ‘2021 물순환안전국 주요업무계획’

Goals and Objectives

Helping citizens understand sewage facilities interestingly and establishing themselves as a favorite attraction. -서울시, 중랑물재생센터 하수도 과학관 탈바꿈 보도자료

Issues and Problems

There was no problem with the Sewage Science Museum, but there was a problem with the water regeneration center upgrade project. An additional 29 people are needed to operate the newly created facilities, but it is difficult to acquire short-term operational capabilities and it is difficult to recruit more people. Therefore, there was a problem with facility management. In addition, the change in the construction site securing plan made it difficult to secure a site for residents' convenience facilities, one of the suggestions of Seongdong-gu.

Benchmark Projects

Sewage treatment plants such as Suwon, Giheung, and Gugal (sewage treatment plants of other local governments that operate on an exemplary basis)

Public Engagement Strategy

It is a project in the Seoul Metropolitan Government, but since it was a unwanted public facility, the facility modernization industry was carried out to reflect the needs of residents of Seongdong-gu, where the site belongs.

Financing Strategy


Existing Community and Residents

It's been a unwanted public facility for 40 years and it stinks and looks bad. However, undergrounding the facility has made the upper area a facility for residents. It has been transformed into a living environmental facility by providing residents with leisure space and cultural complex facilities.

Phasing Strategy

It is divided into three stages: undergrounding existing facilities, creating cultural complex facilities, creating parks, and creating water industry clusters.

The Master Plan

It has a master plan for eco-friendly and nearby residents by applying complex facilities such as citizens, culture, leisure zones, water industry R&D zones, and water regeneration power plants to the site.

Land Uses and Programs

Open space for local residents Water Experience Park, renewable energy zone Water Renewable Power Plant, Jungnangcheon Waterfront, Global Water Industry R&D Cluster, Rest and Community Space

Timeline or Milestones

Basic Plan Completed (2008.06) Construction started (2009.02) Construction and completion of the Sewage Science Museum (2015.03-2017.08) Construction and completion of the Water Circulation Theme Park (2016.08-2017.08) Seoul Sewage Science Museum Opening Event (2017.09.05) Sewage treatment facility construction completed (2018.02)

Current Status

The Sewerage Science Museum is now open and is preparing for phase 2 of facility modernization. According to the latest information, the company is announcing bids for construction project management services.

Lessons Learned

What is the most important take away from this case?

No proper publicity has been made for the Sewage Science Museum. In addition, the surrounding parks have not yet been created and the Sewerage Science Museum is located too independently, so it seems to have not yet served as a facility for nearby residents.

Why is this case relevant today and for whom?

Macroscopically, sewerage is a prerequisite and one of the most important facilities for the construction of urban centre. Therefore, the project is related to not only Seongdong-gu, where the site belongs, but also to all Seoul citizens who use the sewage system in Seoul. Microscopically, it is also related to nearby residents because it creates parks and leisure facilities for local residents.

Which strategy was proved to be successful?

First of all, I think the most successful strategy is to replace aging facilities and underground them. It is possible to avoid odors or avoidance facilities while undergrounding, and many facilities may be applied to the upper part. Space may be more environmentally friendly and resident-friendly while creating cultural, educational, and leisure facilities at the upper part. I think this is the best strategy because it is suitable for the purpose of the project to change the facilities to environmental facilities in daily life.

In your opinion, what could have improved this project?

I hope there is a strategy to increase accessibility of residents. The site of the center itself is very large and has been difficult for outsiders to enter, so it is placed in a very closed place, which would have been a better place if it had been applied to the ecological park connecting both rivers.

Any other comments?

I think it is worth the investment. It is a project where the public interest comes first, and I think it is valuable because the site can be used variously through the undergrounding of the facility. I think it is a good project to contribute to the development of local communities by providing cultural facilities and environmental education


ONLINE Resources and References
OFFLINE Resources and References

2012-상반기-기술기사(토목환경)-서남물재생센터_고도처리_및_시설현대화_사업.pdf, 10.중랑물재생센터 리모델링 추진 특별위원회 계획서.hwp, 3-(13)서울특별시 중랑물재생센터 현대화시설(1처리장) 관리대행(재위탁) 보고서.pdf, [20170808]서울시, 국내 1ȣ 중랑물재생센터 하수도과학관 탈바꿈, [원안]검토보고서_서울특별시 중랑물재생센터 현대화시설(1처리장) 관리대행 동의안 (1), (2012-34)중랑물재생센터고도처리및시설현대화, 2012.4 중랑물재생센터 고도처리 및 시설현대화사업


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