Sheraton Incheon Hotel

HOK collaborates with Heerim A&P to bring the first class hotel. It is located at the central axis between Central Park, the center of Songdo International Business District in Incheon and the main access road. The five star-rated Sheraton Incheon Hotel offers a new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of a new urban center.

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Courtesy of HOK

The hotel consists of Songdo Convensia, Northeast Asia Trade Tower (NEATT) and a large shopping mall. The connection between the buildings is through a series of plazas, landscaped areas and underground parking structure spanning the site. The tower section of the hotel includes 300 guestrooms and suites, a presidential suite and an executive lounge on the top floor. Hotel amenities, including ballrooms, function rooms, spa, gym, pool, restaurants and bars are located on the five lower levels of the wing adjacent to the tower.

HOK designed the facades of the guestroom tower to be broken into four story tall, two-room-wide modules that are fractured and angled further to minimize the exposure to direct solar gain which reduced solar load. Each of these modules is shaded by two or four story tall perforated aluminum sunshades. The lower, amenity wing is wrapped in a reflective, metal roof that shades portions of the glazed facades below.

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Courtesy of HOK

The facades of the guestroom tower were specifically designed to be broken into four-story-tall, two-room-wide modules that are fractured and angled further away from direct solar radiation”, says New York Design Director, Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED AP. “As a final detail, each of these modules is shaded by two, four-story-tall perforated aluminum sunshades”. 

Within the master plan of the New Songdo City urban center, HOK is also the designer and architect for four separate mixed-use projects. Spanning the length of the northern edge of the park are Blocks D22, D23 and D24, which are mixed-use development sites of residential and commercial spaces.

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Courtesy of HOK

HOK is a global architectural firm that specializes in planning, design and delivery solutions for buildings and communities. Through its collaborative network of 23 offices worldwide, the firm serves diverse clients within the corporate of commercial, public and institutional markets. HOK is committed to develop resources and expertise to help in leading the world towards sustainable communities and building environments. Founded in 1955, the firm’s expertise includes architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, lighting, graphics, facilities planning and assessment and construction services.

Project Information:

Location : Incheon, South Korea
Owner : Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Architect : HOK, Heerim A&P
Project Year : 2007-2009
Total Area : 53.204 square meters
Structural Engineer : Arup, Dong Yang Structural Engineers
Project Manager : Gale International
Main Contractor : Daewoo

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