Located on a site along the north bank of Jang-Ji stream, Dongnam Distribution Center is a creative and unique solution for a mega-shopping center of specialty shops. To consolidate a large number of industrial goods retailers that are currently scattered in the central city of Seoul, the commercial center will house approximately 1,500 shops. A supplementary facility, containing a fitness center, food court, office and officetel components, is also part of the program.
The building design was driven by a number of physical influences. A highway that runs diagonally along the west and south façades creates a high visibility factor for the new center. Proximity to the Seoul Airport restricts building heights in the area to 50.7m (about 10 stories), resulting in a design that features 10 levels of above grade space.