8City, South Korea, Asia
Year2012latitude: 37° 26'
longitude: 126° 24'
Initiator(s)Korean Air, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Kempinski Hotels, Sanbar Development Corporation
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Korean, UK
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Target population930,000
Town website
Town related links
Literature- http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/61784/move-over-vegas-south-korea-plans-to-build-280-billion-gambling-resort/#.UJ_ZYuOe8t0
- http://www.cnngo.com/korea-8city-tourism-hub-incheon-789461

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Megastrip, 8City
source: Source: http://www.cnngo.com/kore a-8city-tourism-hub-inche on-789461

One of the two circles that make up 8City
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The fame of 8 international cities will be combined in 8city
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8City is designed consisting of two circles, together the Chinese lucky number 8
source: Source: http://www.cnngo.com/korea-8city-tourism-hub-incheon-789461

8City is a gigantic tourism city to be built on the islands of Yongyu-Muui in the port city of Incheon, next to Incheon International Airport.
Plans for the city include travel and leisure facilities from luxury hotels, condominiums, casinos and shopping malls to a theme park, a water park, a Formula One racing track, a 50,000-seat concert hall, a medical tourism-based "healing town" and a “hallyu town” showcasing Korean entertainment.

The project aims firmly at the massive and growing market of mainland Chinese tourists. It incorporates the number '8' into both its name and physical design directly in order to attract Chinese visitors, as the number symbolizes good fortune in Chinese culture.

Incheon City officials announced the cost of the project to be around ₩300 trillion, or US$275 billion, to be funded by the city in conjunction with foreign and domestic investors.

The main landmarks will include the 'Inner Circle' -- a “smart” tubular 14-kilometer building along the coast -- and the 'Megastrip,' which, at 200 meters high, 880 meters wide and 3.3 kilometers long will be the world's largest single architectural unit. The Megastrip will be filled with hotels, offices, shopping and other tourist attractions.

Incheon City estimates 8City will create 930,000 new jobs and attract 134 million tourists by 2030. It will combine and integrate the successful MICE industry of Singapore, the revolutionary design of Dubai, the gaming and convention capacity of Las Vegas and Macau and the financial commerciality and shopping attraction of Hong Kong.

As part of the Incheon Free Economic Zone, the city will boast an international business environment with a liberal tax system, and preferred policies for foreigners, and with five railroads and four bridges, the Metropolitan area will be reachable from EightCity within an hour.

source: http://www.cnngo.com/korea-8city-tourism-hub-incheon-789461

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