Yongsan International Business District Development
Title Yongsan International Business District Development Location Seoul, Korea
Facilities Business, Retail, Residence, Hotel, Culture Site Area 566,800㎡
Gross Floor Area 3,342,421㎡ Planning Year 2007
Status Under Progress Awards
Each Archipelago, a concept for an innovative approach to large scale urban design, is given a unique character with
identical spatial features including city grid, landscape, massing plan and road. Through this concept, the YIBD master
plan is composed of 6 “archipelagos” and 1 “Retail Valley”. Each Archipelago is divided by Retail Valley that
symbolizes the waterway of a valley. Comprehensive items in master plan will be integrated with each Archipelago and
be formed with individual identity and brand. Furthermore, it is expandable so that it can be incorporated in the design
concept for the surroundings. The Archipelago 21 massing composition is inspired by the Golden Crown of Shilla, one
of the finest artworks in Korean art history. The Yongsan International Business District (YIBD) will be a new, unique
Korean treasure symbolizing Seoul.