KCAP in team commissioned for Incheon Inner Harbor redevelopment, South Korea

KCAP, as part of the INHA University Industry-Academy Collaboration Team, is selected for the 464 ha Incheon Inner Harbor redevelopment in South Korea. The team is completed by NOW architects. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries tendered the commission through a competition. The team was selected among 4 national and international competitors.

Incheon Inner Harbor calls for redevelopment
The Incheon Inner Harbor has a long history as an important seaport, but has reduced its activities drastically due to recent changes in domestic and foreign shipping logistics and the establishment of the New Incheon Harbor. By launching the commission, the Ministry aims to initiate the redevelopment of the area. The assignment includes a masterplan for inner harbors 1 and 8 as well as the Urban Renewal New Deal project which prescribes the functional restructuring of the entire inner harbor area to secure public access and anticipate on the urban regeneration of the surrounding old downtown.

Re:Open the Harbor
With ‘Re:Open the Harbor’, the selected team envisions to re-open the abandoned Incheon Inner Harbor area and transform it into a ‘SMART Harbor City’. It is a place-based urban renewal strategy which will strengthen the identity of the area and aims to give direction to the sustainable development of Incheon Inner Harbor towards the future.