Sheraton Incheon Hotel

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Height: Architectural 101.6 m / 333 ft
Height: Occupied 92.1 m / 302 ft
Height: To Tip 101.6 m / 333 ft
Floors Above Ground 24
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 5
Tower GFA 43,528 m² / 468,531 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms 319
# of Parking Spaces 370


Official Name Sheraton Incheon Hotel
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country South Korea
City Incheon
Street Address & Map 6-9 Songdo-Dong, Yeonsu-Gu
Postal Code 406-840
Building Function hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2010

Companies Involved

Owner Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Developer Gale International; The Daewoo Group
Design HOK, Inc.
Architect of Record HAEAHN Architecture, Inc.; Heerim Architects & Planners
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
Engineer of Record Dong Yang Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Engineer of Record Woowon M&E
Project Manager Gale International
Main Contractor Daewoo E&C

About Sheraton Incheon Hotel

Situated at the south east corner of the Central Park in New Songdo City, the hotel is adjacent to the city’s new Convention Center, the Northeast Asia Trade Tower, and a large retail mall. These buildings are connected through a series of plazas and landscaped areas, and underground by a parking structure spanning the site. The tower section of the hotel contains 318 guestrooms, while amenities are located on the five lower levels of the wing adjacent to the tower.

The design of the hotel was generated to facet and break the massing of the both the guestroom tower and the lower amenity wing to minimize the façade areas exposed to direct solar radiation. Taking this concept to a detailed level, the façades of the guestroom tower were then designed to be broken into four-story tall, two room wide modules, that are fractured and angled further away from direct solar radiation. As a final detail, each of these modules is shaded by two, four-story tall perforated aluminum sunshades. The lower, amenity wing of the hotel is wrapped in a reflective, metal roof that shades portions of the glazed façades below.

Research Papers

Biomimicry Inspired Design for Nine Towers at Central Park in New Songdo City
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai

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