New Songdo City central park and canal

A multifunctional oasis

A 101-acre park and canal for a new Korean city.

New Songdo City central park and canal
Incheon Bridge

Connecting cities

Korea’s longest cable-stayed bridge with a span of 800m.

Incheon Bridge
exterior of the Galleria fashion store

Dynamic lighting façade

An innovative skin of LEDs forming a fluid and dynamic lighting display.

Galleria Fashion Store
Green tomorrow

Zero-energy house

Setting new benchmarks for sustainable residential design in East Asia.


Working with a sustainable focus

Arup established an office in Seoul in 1999. We work closely with local clients and partners and draw upon expertise from our global network to deliver tailored multidisciplinary services. As South Korea begins its drive for a sustainable future, Arup continues to offer its building sustainability and LEED® assessment expertise to clients. Our signature projects include GREEN TOMORROW, the first LEED Platinum-certified building in Asia. Our portfolio in the country includes many high profile projects such as New Songdo City and Incheon Bridge.



  • 23Sep 2016

    Ian Taylor appointed Global Aviation Business Leader

    Ian joined Arup in 1993 and has worked in the UK, Ireland, USA and Asia.  Since 2009, he has served as Aviation Business Leader in East Asia, playing a leading role in expanding the Firm’s presence in China. Previously, he led the Aviation team in the UK, Middle East and Africa.

  • 09Jun 2016

    Arup receives highest Award at this year’s Asian Lighting Design Awards

    The Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a cultural hub at the centre of a historic district of Seoul, creating a new civic space for the city. It is a home to a variety of public spaces including art/exhibition halls, a convention centre, a museum space, design labs, seminar rooms and other associated facilities.

  • 17Dec 2015

    Arup continues growth and improves performance

    The firm’s annual income rose to £1.13bn as a result of strong financial growth in the UK, Asia and America. The Group generated profits before taxation and profit sharing to staff of £96.7 million. As the firm has no external shareholders, the employee-owned business was able to distribute two thirds of this profit back to staff members.

  • 26Aug 2015

    Fortune’s first “Change the World” list features Arup

    Fortune has compiled a list of 51 global companies that have affected major social or environmental concerns in a positive way by integrating them into their competitive strategy. Ranked alongside some of the world’s best known corporations, Arup is the only firm included from the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.



  • Arup in Korea brochure cover

Arup in Korea