Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

South Korea Related Initiatives

CTBUH Well Represented at China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
18 Jul 2014, Shanghai – Event
CTBUH’s Japan and Korea chapters, along with Tongji University organized the 2014 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum on July 18th.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 3 No. 1
Mar 2014, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 3: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 4
Dec 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 4 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 3
Sep 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 3 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 2
Jun 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 2 includes 9 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1
Mar 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
CTBUH Releases Research Study on South Korea’s Tall Building Technology
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
This paper evolved from an initiative launched in 2010 to investigate the status of fundamental technologies necessary for the construction of supertall buildings in South Korea.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 3
Sep 2012, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 3 includes 10 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 2
Jun 2012, Tokyo – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 2 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 1
Mar 2012, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 1 includes 7 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
2011 Seoul Conference Report
Feb 2012, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The Seoul Post Conference Review celebrates some of the best moments of the 2011 Seoul Conference. The report summarizes and profiles memorable messages and moments from the conference.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once again, more 200 m+ buildings were completed in 2011…
The Tallest 20 in 2020
8 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
Incheon Post-Conference Tour Report
13 Oct 2011, Incheon – Tour Report
The Incheon Free Economic Zone is one of three new districts that are created on reclaimed land from the Yellow Sea.
2011 Seoul World Conference: Why Tall?
10-12 Oct 2011, Seoul – Conference
The CTBUH 2011 World conference shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in the modern society.
Three International Finance Center Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
Three International Finance Center was one of an incredible eight 250 meter-plus projects that are under construction in Seoul and the site for a technical tour.
Green Urban Renewal Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
One of the more distinctive technical tours at the 2011 Conference was a visit to the innovative Center One complex and the historic Bukchon Hanok Village.
Timothy Johnson Appointed Chairman of the CTBUH
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
At the 2011 World Conference active Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim of Korea University passed the Chairman’s gavel to Timothy Johnson of NBBJ.
Lotte Jamsil Super Tower Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
A tour was hosted at the Lotte Jamsil Super Tower construction site that was abuzz with the activity of trucks and cranes.
Trustees Meeting 2011, Seoul
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
The second Trustees meeting of 2011, which welcomed new Trustees Dennis Poon and Steve Watts, took place during the Seoul Conference.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park may not be the tallest project underway in Seoul but it covers a number of topics which are timely and relevant to the tall building world.
Hyundai Asan Tower Technical Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Incheon – Tour Report
Delegates gathered for a technical tour of the Hyundai Elevator Test Facility in Icheon which is located 50 kilometers southeast of Seoul.
2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting
9 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
Tall building industry leaders from around the globe met at the seminal Dongbu Financial Center tower for the 2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting.
CTBUH-KICT Research Project
Apr 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has been awarded a 100,000,000 Korean Won contract from the Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology as part of a research project sponsored by KICTEP.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Korean Supertall Technologies Research Project
Apr 2011, Seoul – CTBUH Research
The Council has secured research project funding from Korea as part of the establishment of its new research division.
The Frozen Han: Wintry Seoul
19-26 Jan 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and 12 advanced architectural students from the Illinois Institute of Technology visit Seoul to work on a hypothetical tall building design project.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
Korea Chapter 2010 Conference
27 Aug 2010, Seoul – Event Report
The Korean CTBUH Conference 2010 was held at Seoul Olympic Parktel Olympia Hall and hosted by the CTBUH Korea.
Seoul, Songdo and Meetings
May 2010, Seoul – Tour Report
Executive Director, Antony Wood, embarked to Seoul to begin the organization of the anticipated Seoul 2011 conference and tour local tall buildings.
CTBUH East Asia Country Representative Meeting
22-23 Jan 2010, Jeju – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim convened a meeting of the three East Asia Country Representatives and himself.
Professor Sang Dae Kim new chairman of the CTBUH
23 Oct 2009, Chicago – Event Report
During the 8th annual Awards Dinner, David Scott passed on the chairman’s gavel to chair-elect Sang Dae Kim of South Korea.
Next CTBUH Chair visits CTBUH HQ
27-28 Aug 2009, Chicago – Event Report
Professor Sang Dae Kim of Korea University, due to take over as CTBUH Chair in October 2009, visited the CTBUH offices for a 2-day meeting.
2004 Seoul Conference: Tall Buildings in Historical Cities
10-13 Oct 2004, Seoul – Conference
Around 250 papers were presented at this conference, organized jointly by the CTBUH and the Architectural Institute of Korea.

Featured Tall Buildings in South Korea

Boutique Monaco

Boutique Monaco, Seoul

Boutique Monaco pushes beyond the extruded glass box, creating a dynamic and varied massing with its 15 voids distributed throughout its overall “U”-shaped form.

Haeundae I'Park

Haeundae I'Park, Busan

The Haeundae I’Park is a 511,805-square meter high-density mixed-use development which includes three high-rise residential towers and a total of 1,631 units.

Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower, Seoul

Taking inspiration from traditional Korean art forms in the design of the various interior spaces, the sleek tapered form will stand out from the city's rocky mountainous topography.

Northeast Asia Trade Tower

Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Incheon

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower was recognized as a finalist in the 2010 CTBUH Awards where the jury praised its tapering form as being well suited for its mixed-use program.

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South Korea Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in South Korea, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Supporting Contributor

Lotte Engineering & Construction Lotte Engineering & Construction
CIV CON DEV ENGO ENVE FIN OWN
Samsung C&T Corporation Samsung C&T Corporation
CIV CON DEV ENGO FIN OWN STRC

Contributor

CS Structural Engineering CS Structural Engineering
STRC
Dong Yang Structural Engineers Dong Yang Structural Engineers
SEIS STRC

Participant

BAUM Architects BAUM Architects
ARCH COST ENVE PMNG URB

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CTBUH South Korea

CTBUH Well Represented at China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum

18 Jul 2014, Event – CTBUH’s Japan and Korea chapters, along with Tongji University organized the 2014…

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 3 No. 1

Mar 2014, CTBUH Publication – The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 3: Number 1…

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 4

Dec 2013, CTBUH Publication – The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 4…

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Kwang Ryang Chung

Country Representative

Kwang Ryang Chung
Dong Yang Structural Engineers, Seoul

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Ahmad Abdelrazaq

CTBUH Advisory Group

Ahmad Abdelrazaq
Samsung C&T Corporation, Seoul

Kwang Ryang Chung

Country Representative

Kwang Ryang Chung
Dong Yang Structural Engineers, Seoul

Sang Dae Kim

Former CTBUH Chairman, 2009 – 2011

Sang Dae Kim
Korea University, Seoul

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Latest Tall Building News

South Korea News

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Small Sinkholes Near Lotte World Tower in Seoul Draw Concern
29 Jul 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
For the developers of the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come…
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Seoul’s Lotte World Tower Opening Put on Ice
15 Jul 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte is seeking permission from the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) to open the lower part of the 123-story building first, before completing construction on the…
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For Rent: South Korea’s Tallest Skyscraper
11 Jul 2014 – Songdo, South Korea
Since completing construction in 2011 and transferring ownership to Daewoo International Corp. in 2013, South Korea’s tallest skyscraper has finally opened on a tract of…
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“A Lotte” Safety Concerns for Seoul Skyscraper Project
15 May 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
Safety concerns still abound for retail giant Lotte Group’s 123-story Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, prompting the Seoul city government to preemptively deny…
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UNStudio Plans Flashy Façade for Hanwha Headquarters
25 Apr 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
The Hanwha headquarters in Seoul will receive a facelift from Amsterdam’s UNStudio in the form of a modern, animated façade designed to reduce solar gain, increase…
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More Accidents at Lotte World Site
8 Apr 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
An employee was killed during construction of the second Lotte World complex in Seoul, renewing safety concerns about the high-rise building. The worker was killed after…
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Buildings Don Invisibility Cloak
20 Feb 2014 – Cheongna, South Korea
Reflective buildings have captured the imaginations of architects, as more seemingly invisible skyscrapers blend in with the sky, or in the case of a tower in South Korea…
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FKI Tower Features External Wall Advances to Maximize Energy
24 Jan 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture announced the public opening of a 240-meter tower in Seoul that utilizes an innovative exterior wall designed specifically for the…
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Helicopter Crash Brings Skyscraper Fears to the Surface
25 Nov 2013 – Seoul, South Korea
Last week a helicopter clipped the side of the 38-story I-Park 102 high-rise apartment building in Seoul, crashing to the ground and killing both pilots but harming none…
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Cheongna City Tower Infinity Receives Approval
6 Sep 2013 – Seoul, South Korea
GDS Architects has achieved planning approval for its 450-meter (1,476-foot) Cheongna City Tower Infinity at Incheon, just outside of Seoul, South Korea. GDS collaborated…
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Diagonal Tower Exemplifies Skyscraper Efficiency
4 Apr 2013 – Seoul, South Korea
Earth Techling has published a story featuring SOM's Diagonal Tower, which was designed as part of Seoul's Yongsan International Business District (IBD). The 343-meter (1…
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Seoul “Dream Hub” At Risk of Nightmarish Default
20 Mar 2013 – Seoul, South Korea
The Yongsan International Business District is on thin ice, as developers have defaulted on a major loan repayment in the midst of a real-estate slump. The project…

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Other Asia News

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Shenyang to Receive Diamond Hill Complex
20 Aug 2014 – Shenyang, China
Architects have announced plans for Diamond Hill, a mixed-use project located in Shenyang, China. The project’s residential, office, and retail spaces will be built atop…
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Moscow’s Shukhov Tower Saved After Top Architects Step In
20 Aug 2014 – Moscow, Russia
A campaign led by some of the biggest names in architecture has persuaded Moscow City Council to overturn plans to dismantle the 150-meter steel lattice radio tower to…
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Goettsch Partners to Design High-Rise Complex in Shenzhen
19 Aug 2014 – Shenzhen, China
Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has been hired to design a massive project located in Neighborhood 2 of Shenzhen’s Qianhai district. The project covers 6.2…
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Prince’s Building Planned for Shenzhen Skyline
18 Aug 2014 – Shenzhen, China
In the sprawling Chinese city of Shenzhen, architects have designed the Prince’s Building, a mixed-use development that caters to local merchants. The 27-story tower will…
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Fish-Inspired Skyscraper in Zhuhai Wins Chinese Tower Contest
15 Aug 2014 – Zhuhai, China
Proposed at the intersection of two rivers in the Doumen District of Zhuhai, the Doumen Observation Tower was designed to mimic the movement of water and aquatic life in…
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Trump Eyes Mumbai for Next Eponymous Tower
13 Aug 2014 – Mumbai, India
American businessman Donald Trump is well known for his love of skyscrapers. And now, the man behind New York's gleaming Trump Towers is planning to build another luxury…
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JAHN’s Leatop Plaza in Guangzhou Receives LEED Gold Certification
12 Aug 2014 – Guangzhou, China
JAHN’s 303-meter Leatop Plaza has achieved LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the first LEED Gold-certified building in south (…
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“One More” Tower Begins Construction in Kaohsiung
5 Aug 2014 – Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China
A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on spatial practice’s first residential tower "One More" in Kaohsiung City, in close proximity to the…
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Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch
4 Aug 2014 – Shanghai, China
The final steel beam was installed on China’s soon-to-be tallest building, Shanghai Tower, with the skyscraper reaching its designed height of 632 meters. The 137-story…
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Window of Guangzhou Revealed by Atkins
31 Jul 2014 – Guangzhou, China
Atkins has unveiled a new commercial complex in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. The three-volume development comprises two buildings resembling “floating” windows,…
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Z Residences High-Rise Project Completed in Kuala Lumpur
25 Jul 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malysia
The Z Residence condominium towers in Kuala Lumpur have recently been completed. The Z Residence project was initiated in 2011 with a total gross development value (GDV)…
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Zhengzhou Le Meridien Hotel Receives Contemporary Overhaul
23 Jul 2014 – Zhengzhou, China
The Le Meriden Hotel has received a total exterior and interior overhaul, featuring a new facade resembling a pile of interwoven glass boxes and an entrance surrounded by…
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UAE Firm Secures Contract for 81-Story Tower in Noida
16 Jul 2014 – Noida, India
United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has been awarded a contract by realty organization Brys Group to build an 81-story tower in Noida, a…
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Design Unveiled for RMK Headquarters in Yekaterinburg
14 Jul 2014 – Yekaterinburg, Russia
Designs have been revealed for a new headquarters for Russian copper manufacturer RMK in Yekaterinburg. The 13-story building, which will be clad in bronze-colored steel…
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Sino-Singapore Knowledge City Taking Shape in Guangzhou
9 Jul 2014 – Guangzhou, China
The Sino-Singapore Knowledge City (SSGKC) is progressively taking shape in the northern part of Guangzhou. Covering about 123 square kilometers, this new city will be…
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Construction Underway on Transcon Flora Tower in Mumbai
9 Jul 2014 – Mumbai, India
Plans have been released for a new residential tower in Mumbai, with an emphasis on creating an eco-friendly environment. As such, the Transcon Flora tower is leaving a…
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Record-Breaking Moscow-City Skyscraper Gets Extra Floors
8 Jul 2014 – Moscow, Russia
City authorities in Moscow have decided to increase the already record-breaking Moscow-City development to new heights by adding two stories to the Vostok Tower, which is…
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Kuala Lumpur, Dreaming of Dubai or Tokyo
7 Jul 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, since the years of former Prime Minister Mohammad Mahathir, is filled up with ambitions to rival the world’s most sophisticated metropolises. Over the next…
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Designs Revealed for Jakarta’s 7Point8
3 Jul 2014 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Broadway Malyan has unveiled designs for 7point8, a major mixed-use tower development in central Jakarta, Indonesia. It will feature two towers in Jakarta’s central…
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PKNS to Build 65-Story Tower in Petaling Jaya After Long Court Battle
30 Jun 2014 – Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) is planning to build a 65-story tower that is slated to be the tallest building in Petaling Jaya, with a gross development value of…

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Sequis Centre Tower Breaks Ground
20 Dec 2013 – Jakarta, Indonesia
KPF announced the Sequis Centre Tower’s groundbreaking in Jakarta. The 210-meter tower is being touted as Indonesia’s first LEED Platinum building, and is situated in the…
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Curving High-Rise to Reference Rose Bud
19 Dec 2013 – Fushun, China
UA Studio 7 has released renderings of a twisting high-rise in Fushun, China, in the new town core of Shen-Fu. The 280-meter New City Flower building is part of the city’…
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Fire Engulfs Jianye Mansion
17 Dec 2013 – Guangzhou, China
An unfinished high-rise in central Guangzhou was ablaze for 11 hours before firefighters finally gained control. No deaths were reported, but 20 people were evacuated…
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Mumbai High-Rise Fire Kills Seven, Exposes Wide Safety Issues
16 Dec 2013 – Mumbai, India
A massive fire in the 26-story Mont Blanc tower in Kemps Corner, an upscale section of Mumbai, has killed seven residents and injured at least as many firefighters. The…
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High-Rise Columbarium for Hong Kong?
12 Dec 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Closely following a Norwegian proposal for a high-rise crematorium, Hong Kong has now entered the race to be the site of the world’s first “deathscraper…
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Marriott to Open Japan’s Highest Hotel Suite
11 Dec 2013 – Osaka, Japan
Marriott Hotels plans to offer Japan’s highest hotel suite on the 55th floor of the soon-to-open Abeno Harukas tower. For the princely sum of 350,000 yen ($3,410), guests…
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Atkins, Joy Air Launch New Town for 110,000 in Fuzhou
10 Dec 2013 – Fuzhou, China
Global architecture-engineering firm Atkins and AVIC Joy Holdings Ltd have formed a strategic partnership to create a new town for up to 110,000 people across 6 million…
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World’s Tallest Vertical Garden to Grow in Sri Lanka
10 Dec 2013 – Kotte, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will be the next nation to vie for the title of the “world’s tallest plant-covered building,” if the Clearpoint Residencies by Milroy Perera and Maga…
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Ground Broken for Indonesian Supertall
10 Dec 2013 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian energy company Pertamina has started construction of the 530-meter, 99-floor Pertamina Energy Tower project, according to Metro TV News. Commencement of the…
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Yangon Considers Limits on High-Rises
9 Dec 2013 – Yangon, Myanmar
Concerned about losing its cultural heritage to commercial development, Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar, has set about creating its first zoning plan, which would…
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Turkish Tower Shortlist Revealed
6 Dec 2013 – Canakkale, Turkey
Eight teams have been shortlisted for a competition to design a 100 meter-high antenna tower with public amenities and observation areas in the Turkish town of Çanakkale…
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Waterfront Finance Center Begins Construction in Shanghai
4 Dec 2013 – Shanghai, China
Foster + Partners and Thomas Heatherwick have unveiled images of the Bund Finance Centre, which is now under construction in Shanghai on the banks of the Huangpu River.…
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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013 – Shanghai, China
A recent article from The Financial Times delves into the Shanghai Tower and its implications to Chinese society and its much-talked-about sustainability. The Shanghai…
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Construction Closes on Innovation Tower
25 Nov 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Construction of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Innovation Tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has completed. The 15-story building is ZHA's…
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Newest Tower Coming to South China Singapore City
19 Nov 2013 – Foshan, China
CPG Singapore has launched construction on its Thrive United office tower in the South China Singapore City in the Nanhai District of Foshan. The building project will be…
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Video: PARKROYAL on Pickering
18 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
After placing as a finalist for the 2013 CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australia, PARKROYAL on Pickering continues to win awards, including taking first place in the…
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Lerch Bates to Design Façade Access System for China Supertall
15 Nov 2013 – Suzhou, China
Lerch Bates was awarded the contract to design the exterior building maintenance equipment system for China's future tallest building, the Suzhou Zhongnan Center. When…
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UNStudio Completes Ardmore Residence
15 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
UNStudio recently completed the Ardmore Residence, a 36-story residential tower near the Orchard Road luxury shopping district in Singapore. Inspired by the lush gardens…
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Armani Takes a Fashionable Approach to Apartment Design
11 Nov 2013 – Makati, Phillippines
Phillippines-based real estate developer Century Properties recently announced a collaboration with globally renowned fashion designer Armani at its latest luxury project…
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Infamous High-Rise “Fortress” Coming Down
6 Nov 2013 – Beijing, China
The luxurious "mountain villa" built atop a Beijing high-rise is being torn down. The $4 million penthouse was built on the roof of an existing apartment building earlier…

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Celebrating Jakarta’s Five Tallest
21 Dec 2012 – Jakarta, Indonesia
In anticipation of the proposed Signature Tower, the Jakarta Post has produced a piece examining the city’s five tallest completed buildings: Graha Energi, The Peak Twin…
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Ma Yansong Creates Mountain Towers
14 Dec 2012 – Guiyang, China
MAD Architects has revealed its design proposal for Shan-Shui City, which means the City of Mountains and Water. The complex, containing five skyscrapers, is inspired by…
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Builder Digs Foundations Around Grave
7 Dec 2012 – Taiyuan, China
Builders laying the foundation for a residential complex in Taiyuan, China have been forced to dig around a grave located on the site. The conflict arose because the…
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JPA Designs Nanning's Future Tallest
5 Dec 2012 – Nanning, China
Atlanta-based John Portman and Associates (JPA) has designed a new tower for the Chinese city of Nanning. The 400-meter (1,312-foot) Tian Long Fortune Center will be one…
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Yoo to Design Manila Tower
29 Nov 2012 – Manila, Philippines
Property developer Century Properties Group (CPG) has launched the fifth residential tower of its Acqua Private Residences complex in Mandaluyong. Yoo, the company…
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Jakarta to Receive a New Landmark Building
21 Nov 2012 – Jakarta, Indonesia
An international design team made up of MVRDV, The Jerde Partnership, ARUP and developer Wijaya Karya, have collaborated to create Peruri 88, a 400 meter (1,312 foot)…
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Ole Scheeren Reveals Singapore Towers Design
14 Nov 2012 – Singapore, Singapore
International practice Buro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of towers in Singapore, set to break ground early 2013. The Twin Towers Duo will include a 186-…
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Officials Concerned About High-rise Earthquake Vulnerability
14 Nov 2012 – Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok officials have discovered that some 2,000 high-rises in the city do not have anti-quake features, but can reportedly endure minor quakes. Buildings constructed…
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Asahi Shimbun Tower Celebrates Completion
8 Nov 2012 – Osaka, Japan
The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun Co. celebrated the opening of its headquarters, the Nakanoshima Festival Tower, in Osaka this week. The 200 meter (656 foot) tower…
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AS + GG Wins Qintai Center Competition
6 Nov 2012 – Wuhan, China
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has won the competition to design the Qintai Center in Wuhan. The complex will include a 248 meter (814 foot) tall, mixed-use…
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‘Hotel of Doom’ Announces Opening Date
1 Nov 2012 – Pyonyang, North Korea
The 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel which has been under construction since the ‘80s in North Korea’s capital city might be opening for the first time in a matter of…
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Broadway Malyan Plans India's Largest Development
1 Nov 2012 – North Bangalore, India
Bhartiya Group and Broadway Malyan have launched $2-billion Bhartiya City, a 125-acre integrated township in Bangalore. The project will reportedly be the largest urban…
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IGB to Build Taipei Twin Towers
31 Oct 2012 – Taipei, Taiwan
A consortium led by IGB Corp together with Japanese and Taiwanese partners has won the bid to build the Taipei Twin Towers. The project will reportedly cost of between…
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Developers Plan 300-Meter Tower in Delhi Area
31 Oct 2012 – Noida, India
The Delhi-based Brys Group on Monday announced plans to develop a 300-meter residential tower in Noida. The company reports that the building will cost INR10 trillion (US…
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'Tower of Ring' Completed in China
25 Oct 2012 – Tianjin, China
The Japanese firm Eastern design office has completed a tower-shaped installation in a cultural square in Tianjin. Visitors cannot climb on or go in the tower. The piece…
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People's Daily HQ Nears Completion in Beijing
23 Oct 2012 – Beijing, China
Designboom has published the latest photos of the People's Daily Headquarters under construction in Beijing. The 100,000-square-meter tower consists of a concrete frame…
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ZHA Hong Kong Innovation Tower Tops Out
9 Oct 2012 – Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) has topped-out the 76-meter-tall Zaha Hadid-designed Jockey Club Innovation Tower. On completion, Innovation Tower will be…
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Students Create a Pre-Fabricated Skyscraper for Beijing
5 Oct 2012 – Beijing, China
Mock firm 'ANDO | Andalucia Office' explores the concept of "mutant vertical cities" in Beijing with its NODO project. With this prototypical tower, the students studied…
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Bamboo Tower Design Addresses China's Housing Shortage
4 Oct 2012 – JingHong, China
China-based Tokamarch Architects has proposed a bamboo skyscraper to accommodate the Chinese population's housing needs. The firm's proposal mimics traditional Dai homes…
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Inside the Tower of Doom
3 Oct 2012 – Pyongyang, North Korea
New photographs have surfaced of the Ryugyong Hotel, the 105-story skyscraper which has been under construction in Pyongyang since 1986. Finally, after decades of waiting…

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CTBUH Resources on South Korea

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Finalists

Fellows

Optimizing the Structural and Foundation Systems of the 151 Story Incheon Tower

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
MoonSook Jeong, Samsung C&T

Consideration Factors of the Glazing for Supertall Building

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Jinyoung Jung, Dow Corning

Mega Toggle Damper System for Vibration Control of a Super Tall Building Linked by Sky Bridges

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Sang Kyung Ahn, Samsung C&T

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Highest Helipads

Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II
CTBUH Research

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012

Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I
Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH

Potential Development in South Korea’s Tall Building Technology

Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV
Payam Bahrami, CTBUH; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Eun-Ho Oh & Young-Ho Lee, Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT)

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South Korea Related Videos

Optimizing the Structural and Foundation Systems of the 151 Story Incheon Tower
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; MoonSook Jeong, Samsung C&T
Presentation includes the structural system of Incheon 151 tower focusing on the overall optimization works. It provides the structural engineering techniques utilized to optimize the structural and foundation systems of the tower.
Consideration Factors of the Glazing for Supertall Building
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jinyoung Jung, Dow Corning
Several super-tall buildings are coming to Korea, some are under detailed planning for its designing and erection. And as seen the results through the evaluations for locally available structural silicone and weatherproofing sealants, some of them…
Mega Toggle Damper System for Vibration Control of a Super Tall Building Linked by Sky Bridges
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sang Kyung Ahn, Samsung C&T
This paper presents new configurations that can be used in twin towers linked by sky bridges by installing mega toggle damper system between several stories to maximize damper performance. This configuration can achieve high-efficiency amplification…
Development of an Active Mass Damper for Reducing Wind-induced Vibration
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Lan Chung, Dankook University
In this presentation, the first prototype model of an active mass damper (AMD) which was developed through Super-Tall Building R&D Project (VC-10) is introduced and its control performance evaluation results are shown. The dynamic test results of AMD…
Lotte World Tower: Vertical Meets Horizontal
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; James von Klemperer, KPF
After years of study by a series of architectural teams, the Lotte Supertower is being constructed in southern Seoul. The KPF design integrates the 555 meter tower with a massive podium, creating a consolidated city center.
Solar Reflectivity Studies
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Charles D. Clift, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting
This presentation includes a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer simulation that tracks specular solar reflection. Graphical display of light intensity patterns can guide designers to revise geometry or materials to mitigate potentially…
Supertall Building in Korea
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jungmyon Francis Lee, BAUM Architects
Lotte World Tower is expected as the first over-100-story building which will be completed near future, by 1015, in Korea. 123-story of 555-meter super tall building to be surrounded by retail & cultural complex along with outdoor open space toward…
The New Highrise Typology
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Michael Volk, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
The typology of the New High-rise is enabled by more complex and responsive geometry than in former eras. This is made possible through current computational methods and tools that are applied to design as well as building techniques allowing a new…
Lotte World Tower
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; David Paul McLean, Lotte Engineering & Construction
Lotte World Tower is a mixed-use building with 6 basement levels and 123 levels above ground. It includes Hotel, Office, Officetel and Retail function. The highest occupied level is the observation deck on level 123 at 500m and the highest point is…
Fire and Life Safety Features Being Provided in the Super Tall Buildings in Korea
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Cheol H. Lee, Aon Fire Protection Engineering
The key to the project's success, from a code compliance standpoint, is a well-defined and well-coordinated fire/life safety approach. This approach included the following three fire/life safety features: Areas of Refuge, Evacuation Elevators, and…
A Super High Rise in Seoul
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Leslie E. Robertson & Saw Teen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
When completed, the Lotte Jamsil Super Tower, at 555-meter, will be the tallest building in Seoul. The mat foundation is completed, and the tower construction is on-going. This presentation focuses on the wind engineering studies and on the mega-…
Development of the Foundation System and the Full Scale Testing of the Foundation of 151 Story Incheon Tower
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Harry G. Poulos, Coffey Geotechnics
Harry G. Poulos from Coffey Geotechnics presents on the complexity of the foundation design of the 151 Incheon Tower and the site conditions they faced.
Exploration versus Efficiency: The Future of Korean Tall Buildings
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Robert Mankin & Jonathan Ward, NBBJ
Through the examination of recent case studies, including projects for NHN, Samsung Electronics, and the Busan International Finance Center, NBBJ will explore the benefits and risks of these new influences, how they are impacting the way…
Songdo IBD - Steps Toward a Sustainable Urban Habitat
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Richard Nemeth, KPF
Songdo is a new city built on reclaimed land along the coast of Korea. In the center of this city is the1500 acre IBD (International Business District) which was masterplanned as a sustainable urban habitat for international companies to establish…
A New Typology for High-Density Residential Buildings in Seoul, South Korea
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jason Lee, Cie Asia at de Architekten
Jason Lee presents on fostering a sense of community through creating "A New Typology for High-Density Residential Buildings in Seoul, South Korea".
Busan Lotte Tower: Integrating Programmatic and Structural Strategies
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Brant E. Coletta & Charles Besjak, SOM
Standing at over 510 meters with 107 floors, the Busan Lotte Town Tower will play a pivotal role in representing the city of Busan as the new gateway of East Asia. The triangular tower is organized to maximize floor efficiency for each program while…
Case Study on the Best Green Building in Korea, Eco Lab
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Chaanah Bahk, SK Engineering & Construction
SK Chemicals Eco Lab, completed in August 2010, is the mostly updated green building and the first LEED Platinum certified office building in Korea. This building was designed to achieve 44% of energy savings, 63% of water savings and 33% reduction…
Structural Design of The Rechensia Tower
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Jong-Soo Kim, CS Structural Engineering
The Rechensia, located in Bucheon, South Korea is a concrete residential tower which, when completed, will be 239 meters high. The building is now under construction and will be complete in September, 2011. This presentation includes an overview of…
Protection of Elevators for Building Evacuation
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Aaron Vanney, RJA
This presentation identifies the past code requirements of the International Building Code and the Building Construction and Safety Code for the protection of elevators. These requirements will also be compared to those adopted in Europe (EN 81),…
Songdo IBD and the Future of Smart, Sustainable City-Scale Development
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Tom Murcott, Gale International
Global demographics are evolving. With rapid urbanization arise numerous challenges, and opportunities. These important issues are now being directly confronted, as national, provincial and municipal leaders consider city-scale developments for their…
Sustainable Strategies for High-Rise Buildings
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Russell Gilchrist, SOM
High rise buildings present opportunities for passive and active sustainable strategies that are not so readily available to their less tall counterparts. This presentation demonstrates through Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s current project work how…
Symbiosis: Supertalls and Future Cities
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; James von Klemperer, KPF
KPF has designed some of the most iconic tall buildings around the world, including the Shanghai World Financial Centre which won the CTBUH 2008 Best Tall Building Award. With super-talls at heights of 500-meters and above completed or underway in…
A Lifetime of Tall, From an Architect-Developer’s Perspective
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; John Portman, John Portman & Associates
John Portman is the recipient of the CTBUH 2009 Lynn S. Beedle lifetime achievement award, which will be conferred at the awards dinner during the conference. John’s work spans five decades and much of the globe, from the major regeneration projects…
Evaluations of the Dynamic Properties for a Residential Tall Building
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Sang Dae Kim, Korea University; Ji Young Kim & Dae Young Kim, Daewoo E&C
Ji Young Kim & Sang Dae Kim, Daewoo Institute of Construction Engineers, proposed a proper evaluation procedure of dynamic properties for practical engineering works of tall building design. In an effort to investigate actual dynamic properties of…
Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ole Scheeren, OMA
Ole Scheeren from the Office of Metropolitan Architecture, presented some of the strategies utilized by OMA to challenge preconceptions of the tall building typology at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. He also examined the possibility of re-thinking the…
Sustainable Design in South Korea and Vietnam
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Matthias A. Olt & James P. Roth, Callison Architecture
Matthias A. Olt & James P. Rothwell of Callison, discussed two high-rise towers in South Korea and Vietnam at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Both buildings provide examples of innovative sustainable design that address each country’s…
Curving Korea
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Jamie Von Klemperer, KPF
Jamie Von Klemperer, Kohn Pederson Fox talks on a series of tapered towers designed by KPF over the past twelve years at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. Tapered form has not been and will…
The Purpose of Iconoclastic Buildings in Modern Urban Design
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Charles Reid, Gale International
Charles Reid of Gale International explores the reasons, forces, and design principles behind the planning for the international city of New Songdo rising on 1500 acres of landfill in Incheon Harbor at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in the…

South Korea Related Papers/Research

Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; CTBUH Research
In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The results were somewhat surprising, with 114 buildings over 200 meters having helipads globally, across…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
Potential Development in South Korea’s Tall Building Technology
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Payam Bahrami, CTBUH; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Eun-Ho Oh & Young-Ho Lee, Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT)
This paper evolved from an initiative launched in 2010 to investigate the status of fundamental technologies necessary for the construction of supertall buildings in South Korea.
One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
OMA alumnus Bjarke Ingels has made a name for his Bjarke Ingels Group with innovative, paradigm-busting projects that blend nature and functionality with new twists on traditional forms.
Biomimicry Inspired Design for Nine Towers at Central Park in New Songdo City
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Kenneth Drucker, HOK New York
The 9 45-60 story towers designed by HOK in New Songdo City along the edge of the new Central Park highlight the integration of high performance buildings, sustainable design and biomimicry while creating iconic architecture. Each set of buildings…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower.
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once again, more 200 m+ buildings were completed in 2011…
Country Report: South Korea
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; JuHwan Cho, SIAPLAN; Kwang Ryang Chung, DongYang Structural Engineers
Tall buildings, especially very tall or iconic ones, often tell a story which is bigger than just the need for space or the want for premium office. The development of tall buildings is always a good indicator of a country’s economic progress, but…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: South Korea: Past, Present and Future
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
As of the year 2000, there were only 9 buildings 150 meters or taller in all of South Korea. Just twelve years later, there are now 124 buildings 150+ meters in height completed, with another 13 scheduled to complete by the end of this year.
Case Study: Haeundae I'Park, Busan
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; Carla Swickerath, Studiop Daniel Libeskind; Peter Tillson, Arup
The I'Park development creates a new, forward-looking image for the Hyundai Development Company and a new vision for residential living in Busan. In South Korea, there is an emphasis on family and social relationships. These high-density residential…
Survey Research of Measuring the Perceptional Level of Core Technologies in the Area of Super Tall Buildings in Korea
Oct 2011 – C TBUH Conference, Seoul. October 10-12, 2011; Eun-Ho Oh, Young-Ho Lee, Kyong-Ho Chin, et al. Korea Institute of Contruction Technology
Global demands for super tall buildings are rising rapidly worldwide in the wake of urbanization, advances in structural design and facility system technology and popularity of urban landmarks. Accordingly, Korea launched Super Tall Buildings R&BD…
Journals and Patents for Measuring the Development of Technologies in the Area of Supertall Building
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Giu Lee, Kyong-Ho Chin, Young-Ho Lee, et al., Korea Institute of Construction Technology
This paper aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data for assessing the level of technologies in the area of super tall buildings in Korea. Thus, the authors investigated and analyzed the trend and the state of-the-art of current technology…
Foundation Design and Pile Testing Program for the 151 Story Incheon Tower in a Reclamation Area
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; Harry G. Poulos & Frances Badelow, Coffey Geotechnics; Sung Ho-Kim, Jinyoung ENC Enterprise
The 151 storey super high-rise building is located in an area or reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea and is currently under design. This paper describes the design process in developing the foundation system of the…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
Winy Maas, MVRDV
Jun 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue II; Jan Klerks, CTBUH; Winy Maas, MVRDV
The urban future of Chinese cities could take the shape of supersized parabolic structures in and around current cities. Imagine a range of various green hills with apartments and spacious terraces in the shell filled with industry and technology.
Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Rem Koolhaas, OMA
The skyscraper was born over 100 years ago, when the elevator made it possible to have access to previously unimaginable levels of a building. This paper examines strategies utilized by OMA to challenge the preconceptions of the tall building…
Sustainable Design in South Korea and Vietnam
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Matthias A. Olt & James P. Rothwell, Callison Architecture
In an age when high-rise design is driven by grandeur aspirations of tallest and biggest, 2 high-rise towers in South Korea and Vietnam provide examples of sustainable design that address each country’s respective cultural vernacular through the lens…
Structural System of North-East Asia Trade Tower in Korea
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kwang Chung & Do Hyun Kim, Dong Yang Structural Engineers; David Scott, Ove Arup
NEATT is a unique, tapered structure of 68 stories high (305 m) which can be characterized by its highly irregular shape and two outrigger floors. This paper introduces the structural system and new outrigger connection of Northeast Asia Trade Tower.
Urban Development in Asia
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Stephan S. Huh, Parker Durrant International
Busan is the second largest city in Korea, in constant competition against Seoul for the title of largest. Some of its efforts to rejuvenate part of city have included proposing the tallest building. This discussion will cover the existing city…
Structural Design and Analysis of Trump-world Marine
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Jong Soo Kim, Chang Hoon Shin & Dong Hwan Kim, CS Structural Engineering; Young Seok Lee, Daewoo E&C
This paper introduces the structural design and analysis of the Trump-World Marine. As a residential development, this building is located at Haewoondae, Busan, Korea. It is comprised of 2 residential towers with 42 stories (137.8m-high) and 2 office…
Restoring Urban Sensibility: Returning Soul to Seoul
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Charles I Wee, Michael S. Collins & Scott M. Callihan, GDS Architects
This paper will serve as a critique of certain “lost opportunities” encountered in the recent context of Korean development that resulted in the rapid emergence of formula driven “satellite cities” and their harmful impact, while prefacing an urban…
Reform Measures of Korea’s High-rise Buildings Construction Period
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ki-In Kim, HanmiParsons
The construction of high-rise buildings in Korea started in the early 1980s. However, considering the fact that the buildings practically appeared in the late 1990s to be sold for the purpose of residence, their history is quite short. Despite this,…
Public Space Planning of Mixed-use High-rise Buildings - Focusing on the Use and Impact of Deck Structure in an Urban Development in Seoul
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Eun-Ju Park & Jae-Hyun Shim, Sejong University; Seung Park, Samoo
The purpose of this study is to analyze the planning and the design of public space at the street level of Mixed-use tall buildings currently developed and constructed in Korea. In recent years, Deck structure is highly used in many large scale…
The Roles of Construction Management in Super High-Rise Building Projects
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; O-Kyung Kwon & Jong-Hoon Kim, Hanmiparsons
Even though super high-rise building projects have been undertaken in Korea, there is a relatively small number of studies carried out on the projects. This study aims to demonstrate the roles of construction management in super high-rise building…
Structural Design and Construction of Hyundai-Hyperion Project, Seoul, Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Kwang-Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers; In-Ki Kim, HYCA Architects & Engineers; Myeong-Han Kim, Kyungwoon University
In this paper, Hyundai-Hyperion Project, which would be one of the tallest buildings in Korea, has been introduced. Key points in the structural design process and engineering characteristics were briefly reported. These include the effect of…
Optimal Combination between Concrete Strength and Sets of Forms in High-rise Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Sung-Hoon An, Kyung-In Kang & Gwang-Hee Kim, Korea University; U-Yeol Park, Young-San University
This study presented an optimal combination between concrete strength and slab form sets to reduce the cycle time of the structural framework, to minimize overall construction costs, and to improve the durability of high-rise building.
The Role of the Skyscraper in Shaping the Korean Central Business District
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Jeasun Lee
When one thinks of an city, perhaps the first image that comes to mind is the skyline. While important cities have always had symbolic skylines made up of palaces and city halls, it was in the end of 20 century Korean city that the terms city and…
The Influence of Urban Housing Forms on Medical Pathology
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Hong Kyu Kim, Eun Jin Lee & Kum Sook Cho, Yonsei University
This study examines the different effects of single-family and multi-family houses on the health of its resident children. In addition, diseases related to the floor in which the children reside are investigated, and diseases which are related to the…
The Dongbu Securities Headquarters Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Joong C. Lee & Gregory Freeman, Weidlinger Associates
The Dongbu Securities Headquarters Building in Daichi-Dong, Seoul is a dynamic interplay of interlocked, canted forms that fold into each other in a response to neighboring buildings. The 37-story, 37,316-square meter structural steel office tower…
The Evaluation of Performance for the Application of a Heat Recovery Ventilator to High-rise Apartments
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Sang-Min Kim, Hyundai Institute of Construction Technology; Heung-Don Ham, Daewon Science College; Jang-Yeul Sohn, Hanyang University
In this study, the optimum schedule for operating an HRV system that would save the most energy and sustain a reasonable rate of air exchange during the summer and winter was investigated. Laboratory and field efficiency tests and some simulations…
Dynamic Properties of Tall Buildings in Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Sung-Won Yoon, Seoul National University of Technology; Young-Kyu Ju, University of Texas at Austin
This paper is concerned with the natural frequency and damping ratios of steel and reinforced concrete buildings. It describes the vibration measurement methods employed for testing buildings and presents reliable methods of assessing the natural…
Managing Mixed-use Housings within Urban Design District in Seoul
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Heeji Lim, Seoul Development Institute
This study examines why high-rise mixed-use housings have been developed excessively in the urban design districts and proposes ways to control the excessive development and increase publicity of the high-rise mixed-use housings.
Analysis of POE of Living Environment in Super-Multistory Houses (Focused on Tower Palace I Project, Seoul)
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ju-Hwan Cho, SIA PLAN Architects
It was intended in this study to deduct the elements that may be applied in planning in future through assessment of post occupancy evaluation of living environment on construction plan, operation, and management of Tower Palace I that activated…
An Experimental Investigation of Environmental Noise for High-rise Apartment in Urban Areas
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ho Chun Yoo, University of Ulsan; Sang Woo Lee, Kyonggi University; Soo Yeul Lee, E&S Architecture & Engineering; Dong Woo Kim, Suwon Science College
This study investigated the characteristics and sources of the road traffic noise at each given time depending on the amount of the road traffic transportation.
A Study on the Satisfaction with Work Space in High-rise Office Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Si-Hwa Bae, Kyungwon College; Sung-Moon Jung, Samoo Architects & Engineers
This study aims at finding the direction for improving the office space through the research on the working features and satisfaction of the workers by focusing on the inner environment rather than the outer appearance of high-rise office building.
A Study on the Effective Lateral Drift Control of Super Tall Buildings In Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Young-Hak Kim, Soon-Jeon Park & Joo-Hwan Ko, Lotte Engineering & Construction Co.; et al.
The purpose of this study is to determine the special feature through the value of displacement contribution factor calculated by using the principle of virtual work.
Characteristic and Evaluation of Floor Impact Sound for High-rise Apartment Buildings
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Sang-Gon Cha & Sang-Woo Lee, Kyonggi University; Gab-Chul Jeong, Daewoo Institute of Construction Technology
In this study, the floor impact sound are measured and analyzed for high-rise apartment buildings to investigate the insulation performance of floor impact sound with the type(P'yong) and the number of stories.
Column Shortening of Concrete Cores and Composite Columns in a Tall Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Han-Soo Kim & Suk-Hee Cho, Hyundai Institute of Construction Technology Development
The effect of column shortening is a major consideration in the design and construction of tall buildings, especially in concrete and composite structural systems. The method presented in the PCA report by Fintel and Ghosh is the most widely used for…
Integration of Design and Construction of the Tallest Building in Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; William F. Baker, SOM; Kwang R. Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers
Tower Palace III was conceived as a 93-story residential tower soaring 320 meters into Seoul’s skyline. However, concerns of the local residents and authorities over the building height resulted in a 73-story tower with the same gross floor area.
Influence of Architectural Elements on Stack Effect Problems in Tall Residential Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Hoi-Soo Seo, POSCO E & C Company; Sung-Han Koo, Jae-Hun Jo, et al., Seoul National University
Many studies have been done on the problems caused by the stack effect in office buildings, and several solutions have been proposed. This paper presents the elements that require tightening in order to prevent the problems caused by stack effect…
Flexural Capacity of the Encased(Slim Floor) Composite Beam with Deep Deck Plate
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Myong-Keun Kwak, Byung-Wook Heo & Kyu-Woong Bae, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, et al.
The advantages of composite construction include an improved structural economy, good performance in service, and ease of construction. However, due to the large depth, these conventional composite construction systems have some problems applying…
District Unit Plan in Seoul as a New Approach for Urban Form and Density Control
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Byong Gyu Park, Seoul National University of Technology
Korea economy has been experienced rapid industrialization since 1960s. Rapid industrialization accelerated the high utilization of land and concentration of population to urban area. According to these phenomena, estate land to build various…
Effects of Neighboring Building on Wind Loads
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Kangpyo Cho & Sungil Hong, Wonkwang University; Kyu-Seok Hwang, Hyundai Institute of Construction Technology
The evaluation of wind loads on buildings in Korea is carried out mainly by using Korean Standard Design Loads for Buildings, whose specifications are generally based on wind-tunnel tests performed on isolated structures considering wind exposure.…

Featured Tall Buildings in South Korea

Haeundae I'Park

Haeundae I'Park, Busan

The Haeundae I’Park is a 511,805-square meter high-density mixed-use development which includes three high-rise residential towers and a total of 1,631 units.

Northeast Asia Trade Tower

Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Incheon

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower was recognized as a finalist in the 2010 CTBUH Awards where the jury praised its tapering form as being well suited for its mixed-use program.

Boutique Monaco

Boutique Monaco, Seoul

Boutique Monaco pushes beyond the extruded glass box, creating a dynamic and varied massing with its 15 voids distributed throughout its overall “U”-shaped form.

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South Korea Facts

Population 50,219,669 (2013)
Area 100,210 km² • 38,691 mi²
GDP $1.27 trillion (2014)
150m+ Buildings 174 Completed16 Under Construction
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed4 Under Construction
Tallest City Seoul
Global Ranking #5 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #3 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building KLI 63 Building (250 m, 1985)
Average Building Age 6 Years
Most Common Function Residential (74%)
Most Common Material Concrete (76%)

Tall Buildings in South Korea