Meet the Beauty of Construction in Songdo
In Songdo, where mud flat turned into an urban area, you can encounter the beauty of construction!
It is only possible in Songdo.
From Convensia to the nation’s first seawater park, Central Park, there is a banquet of the beauty of construction.
Take a walk and share the world-class beauty.
Songdo Convensia, reminiscences of the Opera House, takes after the ridges of the Taebaek Mountains
Its unique appearance reminds visitors of the Sydney Opera House. Yet the bird-view of the building has the sense of Korea’s beauty and style associated with the ridges of the Taebaek Mountains. Global design company KPF (Kohn Pederson Fox Architects) and Baum Architect designed the building. Trying to find the most Korean beauty, they searched the whole country several times by helicopters, and finally found the ridges of the Taebaek Mountains. Through after numerous design works, they were able to reflect the dynamic and beautiful images of the Mountains into the structure.
Songdo Convensia is well-known for the Asia’s largest pillar-less building.
It boasts the highest and largest exhibition space without pillars. 32 meters of height to ceiling and 144 meters of length without pillars enable limitless productions of convention to be possible. It received the Incheon Architect Awards in 2008 and the grand prize of the 4th Korean Architectural Awards for construction.
123 Central-ro (Songdo-dong 6-1) Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
10 minutes’ walk from Incheon Univ. Station (Songdo Convensia) of Incheon Subway Line No. 1
Bumpy or uneven nature of Songdo Tri-Bowl
The architect who designed Tri-Bowl imagined to inside the bumpy or uneven ridges of mountains out, then getting what the building it is. Due to the curve in different size and change, the building shows various appearances from where visitors see it. It looks like a living creature rather than an artifact.
It is common that most buildings are wide in the base and getting narrow continuing upstairs. But Tri-Bowl is against the common-sense. As its name implys, it has the shape of three bowls.
As the Main Hall of Global Fair & Festival 2010 Incheon, Tri-Bowl is the world’s first building which is adopting “inverse shell construction techniques.” Due to the building’s distinctive bowl-like shape, it flares out continuing upstairs.
Three triangular-shaped bowls are combined at the top and present one structure. Except for the top, all sides are in flowing three-dimensional curves. Visitors just follow the line and they view the whole building before they know. A rectangular water-pool at the bottom of the building reflects the structure and neighboring landscape, which stages unusual atmosphere. Visitors must cross over a bridge that spans the three bowls. The grand prize of 2010 Korean Archit