HOK designed a series of residential and mixed-use towers within New Songdo City, an international business district called “the world’s smartest city.”
New Songdo City is a master-planned international business district on approximately 1,500 acres of land reclaimed from the Yellow Sea on the west coast of Incheon. The new district includes residential, commercial, cultural, leisure, educational, healthcare and government facilities. It rises around the city’s Central Park, a green oasis that acts as the centerpiece of this development, which sets a Korean benchmark for sustainability.
Central Park I, Block D22, is one of the city’s prime residential addresses. Three 50-story residential towers rise above an urban street edge defined by three-story commercial and retail space. The towers take advantage of southern exposure, with the woven, lattice-like facades of glass and aluminum providing unique interior spaces and views of the park for each of the 729 residential units.
Central Park II, Block D23, features one 50-story and two 45-story residential towers rising above an urban street edge of two- and three-story commercial and retail buildings.
Residents enjoy convenient access to schools, healthcare facilities, cultural activities and athletic venues. The design defines the northern edge of Central Park as the city’s “Fifth Avenue.” Sustainable design features include energy-efficient, high-performance facades that bring natural light into most interior spaces.