Songdo International Business District

Songdo International Business District

New smart city or "ubiquitous city" built from scratch on 600 hectares of reclaimed land along Incheon's waterfront, 65 kilometres southwest of Seoul Embodies two avant-garde concepts: (1) the Aerotropolis, and (2) the Ubiquitous City (U-City). The largest private real estate development in the world’s history Songdo’s urban model bears several distinct features: its ubiquitous computing allows it to micro-manage numerous aspects of the city such as energy consumption and traffic; and the city can "interact" with citizens at the individual level. An example of new technologies being implemented in the city is its waste disposal system, which will not rely on garbage trucks but rather on a network if tubes that will suck in the garbage and transport it efficiently to treatment facilities. Another example is that the water pipes are able to distinguish between potable and non-potable  water, thereby preventing potable water to be squandered in devices such as showers and toilets.


Gale International
Kohn Pedersen Fox
South-Korean Government


South Korea