Centropolis

Centropolis

Seoul, South Korea|Workplace

Honoring a City’s Past and Present

In the heart of Seoul’s downtown business district, Centropolis offers premium office space within two identical twenty-six-story towers. Prior to occupancy, the development sold for over $1 billion – making it the largest single real estate deal in South Korean history.

The exterior wall is comprised of unitized glass and an articulated porcelain panel system to honor the motif found in traditional Korean stone walls. Its twin towers are connected by a central street-level retail corridor while a discreet, basement-level museum houses an exhibit of historical artifacts uncovered during construction.

Client
C.T. Core Co. Ltd
Size
1,522,900 SF
Completed
2019
Associate Architect
Gansam Architects & Partners

View Corridor

The two 26-story office towers allow a view corridor through the center, reducing the effect of the area’s heavy visual density.

A More Human Scale

The lower rise podium, designed on a more human scale, centers pedestrian circulation by providing unobstructed access on the ground level as well as a rooftop garden.

Sustainability

Centropolis was awarded LEED Gold through several sustainable design and building performance strategies, such as reducing parking capacity, limiting energy use, accounting for environmental pollution, utilizing local materials, and preserving historical artifacts discovered on the existing site.

The convergence of past and present within Centropolis honors Seoul’s history and celebrates the global city it has become.

Award

DEA: Distinguished Building Award
2019 AIA Design Excellence Awards