In the heart of Seoul, Korea the "Archipelago 21" is the winning proposal by Studio Daniel Libeskind for an international competition. The project includes over 3 million sqm of built area that are collected into smaller characterizations each with a distinct aesthetic and sense of place. The new international business district will attract global markets as Seoul leads the way for progression in the east.
At the center of the International Business District is a 640m tall iconic tower. The project also includes world-class shopping, residential neighborhoods, a museum, a performing arts center, a school, extended transit, and a generous amount of gardens that invite the city to a new focal point. The 15 year project has an estimated construction budget of 27trillion KRW (20bil USD).