The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced its venture to build the dubbed world’s largest spokeless Ferris wheel named Seoul Ring at Haneul Park in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, South Korea. Seoul Ring does take its design cues from a classic silver wedding band, only adopting steel as its main material. The spokeless Ferris wheel is slated to be constructed on the former landfill site in June 2025 as a symbol of the circular economy and climate action for both people and nature.
Seoul Ring does take its design cues from a classic silver wedding band, only adopting steel as its main material
Called ‘The Seoul Ring’, the structure will be 180 meters in diameter and will be built in Haneul Park. The district is known locally for housing the World Cup Stadium and a former waste disposal site recently redeveloped as an ecological park. Also, the park’s location is geographically close to North Korea and represents a symbol of a unified Korea, according to the press release. The cost of this project, expected for 2027, is 300 billion won (215 million euros). With its sober and futuristic architecture, the Seoul Ring is an ultra-design building that should become “an emblem of the city” and symbolize “the gateway to the capital and its policy of respect for the environment,” reports the Korean news agency Yonhap News.
The advanced spokeless design will come with its challenges, and the city has consulted with both domestic and international experts to ensure construction safety, structural integrity, and an eco-friendly design. Seoul Ring is set to serve as not only an entertainment facility but also a cultural complex providing visitors with an opportunity to explore the history of Nanjido. Previously a dumpsite with trash occupying an area thirty-four times larger than The Great Pyramid of Giza, the entire area has now been transformed into an ecology park with five different theme parks.