Star City

Modern senior living

Situated between the new Star City Housing Complex (four towers) and Konkuk University, the Star City mixed-use development provides Seoul with a first of its kind, combination residential, retail and entertainment destination. Above the mixed-use district, two senior housing towers offer the best and most modern-day living environment completing the total experience by embracing the human spirit, resulting in a new experiential district appealing to all.

At a Glance

Project Type

TOD, Residential, Mixed-Use, Retail

Location

Seoul, Korea

Size

2,000,000 sq ft

Client

Konkuk University Foundation

Executive Architect

Myungsun U&A

Services

Architecture
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Integrated with a Metro station carrying 2 major transit lines, the project is accessible from anywhere in Seoul.
Integrated with a Metro station carrying 2 major transit lines, the project is accessible from anywhere in Seoul.
Located directly across the street from Konkuk University, the project has been a catalyst for growth.
Located directly across the street from Konkuk University, the project has been a catalyst for growth.
Anchored by a plaza on one end, the major circulation path leads from the lower train station up through the project.
Anchored by a plaza on one end, the major circulation path leads from the lower train station up through the project.
The interior streets, performance plaza, and terraces open to natural light and vistas, creating a unique experience.
The interior streets, performance plaza, and terraces open to natural light and vistas, creating a unique experience.
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In addition to natural light, cascading water is a major theme throughout the project's interiors.
This includes staircases of water and ceilings with acrylic cut-outs offering glimpses of the undersides of pools.
Together, the two towers - one at 50 stories and the other 40 stories - make up The Classic 500, a combination hotel and luxury condominiums.
Together, the two towers - one at 50 stories and the other 40 stories - make up The Classic 500, a combination hotel and luxury condominiums.
The iconic shape of the towers was inspired by the graceful image of a folded crane. Elegant horizontal lines provide texture and tie the towers to the other masses of Star City.
The iconic shape of the towers was inspired by the graceful image of a folded crane. Elegant horizontal lines provide texture and tie the towers to the other masses of Star City.
Geared toward senior living, the towers boast a variety of amenity spaces focused on healthy and wellness, including a spa, medical and dental facilities, multiple restaurant options, and a library.
Geared toward senior living, the towers boast a variety of amenity spaces focused on healthy and wellness, including a spa, medical and dental facilities, multiple restaurant options, and a library.
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When Seoul residents reach retirement age, it's typical for them to relocate. Star City was an effort to change that. Infused with healthcare and wellness amenities, senor residents have all of their needs within reach, while university students from across the street infuse shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues with a youthful energy. It's a symbiotic balance that promotes rewarding multi-generational social experiences.

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