Parc 1, Yeouido

Parc 1 will be a significant mixed-use centre in Seoul, South Korea. The development comprises a major retail mall, two landmark office towers and a five star luxury hotel. The 4.6-hectare site is located on Yeouido Island, one of Seoul’s three designated central business districts. The site is in the heart of the district, adjacent to Yeouido Park and the Han River. It is one of the few remaining sites in this area available for large-scale development. The 630,000 sq m scheme consists of four main components: a 133,000 sq m retail complex; two office towers totalling 273,000 sq m; a 350-room hotel with a ballroom and a roof-top restaurant, a large car park and back-of-house support facilities at lower ground levels. Public transport infrastructure to Yeouido is well developed. There are three linked bridges to the main CBD, various bus lines and two main subway lines. The development will, potentially, be connected to the subway stations via new underground links. A local bus interchange will be located at the front entrance of the mall. When completed, the larger of the two towers will be one of the tallest office buildings in Seoul. The retail complex will also be one of the largest of its kind in Seoul, with seven levels of retail above ground, and two below ground. In addition, there will be an exhibition plaza on the ground level of the retail mall and a multi-purpose events space at level five. There will be four levels for parking, and one level for centralised plant operations. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), in conjunction with Samoo Architects & Engineers and Arup, were commissioned by Skylan Development to undertake ‘Concept Design to Construction Documentation’. Construction on site began in 2007 and an RSHP team is currently based in a project office in Seoul working on the construction documentation phase.p>

Richard Rogers Partnership, in conjunction with Samoo Architects & Engineers and Arup, was commissioned by Skylan Development to undertake a ‘Preliminary Feasibility and Concept Establishment Phase’ in August 2003. Construction on site began in 2007.


Project data
Location Seoul, South Korea
Cost $2.2 billion USD
Type Office / Retail / Hotel
Date 2003 -
Client  Skylan Developments
Total Area  630,000 m²
Total Area 630,000 m²
Site Area 4.64 hectares
Office Tower 1
Gross Internal Area 155,000 m²
Height 332 m
Storeys above ground 72
Office Tower 2
Gross Internal Area 118,000 m²
Height 256 m
Storeys above ground 54
Gross Internal Area 133,000 m²
Height 49 m
Storeys above ground 9
Gross Internal Area 41,000 m²
Height 126 m
Storeys above ground 31
Car Park
Gross Internal Area 141,000 m²
Gross Internal Area 41,000 m²
Client Skylan Developments
The Architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Jimmy Abatti, Natxo Alonso, Torsten Burkhardt, Suzanna Clapham, Martin Cook, Kelly Darlington, Ben Darras, David Donaldson, Fola Fakunmoju, Mike Fairbrass, Alba Fernandez Arias, Michail Floros, Benjamin Garcia, Angela Gates, Lennart Grut, Alfonso Galan, Jason Garcia, Alex Haw, Mimi Hawley, Ivan Harbour,  Dennis Ho, Augustine Igbanugo, Jun Ito, Masaki Kakizoe Amo Kalsi, Jaspa Kalsi, Sang Lee, Shu Lee, Veronique Letellier, Jose Llerena, Steve Martin, Alberto Morselli, Otto Ng, Young-In Oh, Elizabeth Oliver, Christoph Palmen, Chi Park, Richard Paul, Richard Rogers, Katherine Ridley, Carlos Parraja-Botero, Leonardo Pelleriti, Barbara Perez Marina, Laura Salisbury, Andrei Saltykov, Heeri Song, Neil Southard, Stephen Spence, Simon Tonks, Will Thorne, Yoshi Uchiyama Jonathan Voss, Laura Vega, Jinbok Wee, Adrian Williams, Chul-Hee Yoon, Nicholas Zervoglos, Alex Zimmerman.
Co-Architect Samoo Architects & Engineers
Retail architect Leonard Design Architects
Structural Engineer Arup/ DongYang Structural Engineers Co. Ltd
Services Engineer Arup /HIMEC Consultants
Quantity Surveyor Davis Langdon / Seah Korea
Project Mananger Arup
Landscape Design Martha Schwartz & Partners / Studio id
Fire Safety Arup Fire/Korean Fire Protection Engineering Co.Ltd
Vertical Transportation Arup VT
Acoustics Arup Acoustics
Daylighting Arup Lighting
Lighting Consultants Isometrix Lighting + Design, Theo kondos Associates, Project Lighting Design
Contractor Samsung C & T