Songdo IBDSongdo IBD, Incheon, Korea NSIC (Gale International and POSCO E&C JV) Master Plan 65 million ft2 / 6.1 million m2 ND Pilot Program ULI/Financial Times Sustainable Cities Award (2008), HKIA People’s Choice Award for Urban Design (2007)
Songdo International Business District (IBD) occupies over 1,500 acres of reclaimed land on the west coast of Incheon, Korea. This waterfront master plan includes a diverse array of programmatic elements and is designed to be a pedestrian friendly city with walkable streets and an urban density that allows for an active street life.
The residential portion of the plan will include buildings ranging from 4 to 65 stories providing over 20,000 high-quality living units for 60,000 residents. The residential neighborhoods have large green areas and all parking is below grade. A new 100-acre recreational park is featured strongly at the city’s center.
Northeast Asia Trade Tower (NEATT), a 70-story mixed-use landmark tower, is constructed at one end of the Central Park adjacent to the 1.2-million-square-foot ConvensiA Convention Center. The tower contains retail, residences, and office space with an observation deck on the 70th floor. Between the tower and the convention center is a civic plaza. Additional facilities included in the master plan are a K-12 International School and numerous residential, cultural and commercial buildings. Construction began in 2004 and is slated to be completed in 2015.