The # Central Park II 202

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Height: Architectural 152.7 m / 501 ft
Height: Occupied 133.8 m / 439 ft
Height: To Tip 152.7 m / 501 ft
Height: Helipad 152.7 m / 501 ft
Floors Above Ground 45
Floors Below Ground 2


Official Name The # Central Park II 202
Name of Complex The # Central Park
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country South Korea
City Incheon
Street Address & Map Songdodong 23-4
Postal Code 406-743
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2011
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
City Ranking #36 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
Main Contractor POSCO E&C

About The # Central Park II 202

The urban condition reinforces the street wall pedestrian edge defined in Central Park 1 by constructing a low-rise retail and commercial street wall fabric wrapping the site boundary. The towers are set back into the site, respecting the pedestrian environment along the park edge. The towers’ design challenges the consistent, vertically extruded form of towers typical to Korean residential construction by creating a south-facing, shifting glass volume in front of a north-facing cast-stone-and-aluminum-volume. Unique residences are located in the shifting glass form, whose glazing panels are reinforced and shaded by a diagrid of aluminum fins.

The concept was executed by analyzing the means to create identical units across all varying tower heights, shifts, and elevations. In order to do this, the columns of the building needed to follow the form, meaning that the degree of lean in the columns and resulting façade diagrid were generated by the maximum force allowable within the two main post-tensioned floors of the building.


Interview: Biomimicry
20 Sep 2012 – Kenneth Drucker, HOK

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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