Songdo ("City of the Future")

How would you like to live in a city where everything is new and built from the Ocean?  That is Songdo, a city near Incheon, South Korea.



Songo, South Korea is considered the gateway to Southeast Asia. With its unique location that can be reached by 1/3 of the world’s population within a 2 hour flight. It is the epicenter for a new Asian financial district and residential city.

The Songdo International Business District (Songdo IBD) is a $30+ Billion master planned international city being developed on 1,500 acres of reclaimed land along the waterfront of Incheon, South Korea. When completed, the city will be home to 65,000 permanent residents with an additional 300,000 commuters, business travelers and visitors on a daily basis. The city will consist of approximately 50m sq.ft. of commercial space, 35m sq.ft. of residential use, and 15m sq.ft. for retail, hospitality, and school use, while 40% of the total area will be maintained as open space. With the strong commitment to environmental sustainability, as well as the amenities rarely seen in a city of this magnitude, the quality of life in the Songdo IBD will be unparalleled. Source: Gale International

Key Features

· 65 Story, 1,300,000 sq.ft. Multi-Use Northeast Asia Trade Tower (NEATT)

· 400,000 sq.ft. Convention Center

· 1,250,000 sq.ft. Retail Mall

· Cultural Center

· 9 million sq.ft. of parks, including the 100-acre Central Park

· 250 acre, 18-hole Championship Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus

· International Public and Private Schools for 6,000 students

· World Class Hotels with 5,000 rooms

· State-of-the-art International Hospital

· Ubiquitous City Based on Leading IT Infrastructure

· LEEDs Certified Development

· Ecotarium

· Construction is currently is underway with 10 projects costing $5 billion, with a

total of 27 projects and $10 billion scheduled to be underway by the end of 2007

Source: Gale International