The # Central Park I 103

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Height: Architectural 163 m / 535 ft
Height: Occupied 152 m / 499 ft
Height: To Tip 165.5 m / 543 ft
Height: Helipad 163 m / 535 ft
Floors Above Ground 50
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 7
# of Apartments 243


Official Name The # Central Park I 103
Name of Complex The # Central Park
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country South Korea
City Incheon
Street Address & Map Songdodong 23-3
Postal Code 406-743
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2010
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
City Ranking #32 Tallest in Incheon

Companies Involved

Owner POSCO E&C; Songdo Cosmopolitan City Dev
Developer Gale International; POSCO E&C; Songdo Cosmopolitan City Dev
Design HOK, Inc.
Architect of Record Dong IL
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
Engineer of Record Midas IT
MEP Engineer
Design Cosentini Associates
Engineer of Record Hansan
Project Manager Boston Global Investors; Gale International
Main Contractor POSCO E&C

About The # Central Park I 103

Located on the northern edge of New Songdo City’s Central Park, the site forms a gateway to neighborhoods in the city’s northern district. The three residential towers rise above an urban street-edge of three story commercial and retail space. The towers take advantage of southern exposure, with the woven, lattice-like façades of glass and aluminum providing unique interior spaces and views for each unit. The main concept for the site was to create first an urban development of three to four stories, a strong street wall, and a resultant internal pocket park at the scale of the pedestrian, defined by the urban fabric.

The project provides residents with maximized views through a series of re-interpreted bay windows along the length of their apartment. The subtle undulation of the façade is created by lining these windows in series, and offsetting the pattern every second floor in elevation. The second result of this pattern is a sense of privacy as the recessed portion of the window deflects direct views to the adjacent apartment.


Interview: Biomimicry
20 Sep 2012 – Kenneth Drucker, HOK

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