New Songdo City's Central Park
Songdo City is a new world class ‘intelligent’ city, a Free Economic zone constructed just a five mile bridge away from the second largest airport in the world. It is also a pilot project for the LEED Neighborhood Development program. The centerpiece of the city’s network of canals and 275 acres of open space, all master planned by Towers|Golde, is its Central Park which links the city’s governmental, cultural and convention facilities. The park’s highly articulated forms are an abstracted distillation of the natural Korean landscape and represent its varied ecological systems and native flora from mountain ridge to seashore. Architectural elements also reference Korean cultural attitudes and uses of the landscape. The organizing feature of the park is a seawater canal with water taxis to ferry guests from the convention center at one end to the various museums and attractions sited throughout the park.
Towers|Golde led the design of the landscape through Advanced Preliminary Design before turning the project over to the architects and the local design-build contractors to complete implementation.
The Gale Company/Posco
New Songdo City, South Korea
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates