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South Korea Related Events/Initiatives

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 4
14 Dec 2018, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 7: Number 4 includes ten papers featuring deep investigations into tall building design.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
Dec 2018 – CTBUH News Report
The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at 143, after hitting an all-time record of 147 in…
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 3
28 Sep 2018, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 7: Number 3 includes seven papers featuring deep investigations into tall building design.
Seoul Government Officials Visit CTBUH Headquarters
12 Jul 2018, Chicago – Event
Officials from the Seoul Metropolitan Government visited CTBUH Headquarters to learn more about new technologies and the future of tall buildings.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 2
27 Jun 2018, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 7: Number 2 includes eight papers featuring deep investigations into tall building design.
2018 China-Korea-Japan Tall Building Forum
15 Jun 2018, Busan – Event Report
The 2018 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum was held on June 15th, 2018 at the Busan Haeundae Grand Hotel in Korea.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 1
13 Apr 2018, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 7: Number 1 includes seven papers featuring deep investigations into tall building design.
CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue I
5 Feb 2018, Chicago – CTBUH Publication
In the latest CTBUH journal, examine a case study of Lotte World Tower, Seoul's first supertall, in addition to other great features.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 6 No. 4
23 Jan 2018, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High Rise Buildings (IJHRB) is the research-scholarly journal produced by CTBUH in conjunction with CTBUH Korea.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 6 No. 3
30 Sep 2017, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 6: Number 3 includes eight papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
12 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH partnered with Guinness World Records to identify the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 6 No. 2
31 Jul 2017, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 6: Number 2 includes eight papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017, Seoul – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 6 No. 1
1 Mar 2017 – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 6: Number 1 includes nine papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
SuperTEC Visit to CTBUH China Office
17 Jan 2017, Shanghai – Tour Report
The CTBUH China Office hosted a visit from SuperTEC, a consortium of researchers and practitioners from Korea University and Dankook University in Seoul.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH News Report
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 5 No. 4
1 Dec 2016 – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 5: Number 4 includes eight papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 5 No. 3
28 Sep 2016 – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 5: Number 3 includes nine papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
2016 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
8 Jul 2016, Tokyo – Event
The third China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum was held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, on the topic of "Innovative Motion Engineering in Tall Buildings."
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 5 No. 2
Jun 2016 – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 5: Number 2 includes eight papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 5 No. 1
Mar 2016 – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 5: Number 1 includes seven papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 4 No. 4
Dec 2015 – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 4: Number 4 includes eight papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
Tall Buildings: From Design to Construction and Maintenance
15-16 Oct 2015, Seoul – Event Report
The 2015 Korea-China-Japan Tall Building Forum was held jointly between the CTBUH chapters of the three countries.
High-Rise Construction 100+ Forum Russia
23-25 Sep 2015, Yekaterinburg – Event Report
Dr. Kwangryang Chung was invited by CTBUH Russia’s Country Representative, Elena Shuvalova, to present at their annual “100+ Forum.”
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 4 No. 3
Sep 2015 – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 4: Number 3 includes seven papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 4 No. 2
Jun 2015 – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 4: Number 2 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
Safety Considerations in Tall Buildings
20 May 2015, Seoul – Event Report
CTBUH-Korea’s President Chung KwangRyang held an international conference addressing Tall Building Safety as the construction of tall buildings is increasing exponentially.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 4 No. 1
Mar 2015 – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 4: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 3 No. 4
Dec 2014, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 3: Number 4 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 3 No. 3
Sep 2014, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 3: Number 3 includes 9 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
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. 2
Jun 2014, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 3: Number 2 includes 6 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
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.
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: Entering the Era of the Megatall
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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…
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.
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.

FKI Tower

FKI Tower, Seoul

FKI Tower features an innovative exterior wall, designed specifically for the project. The unique skin reduces internal heating and cooling loads and collects energy.

Haeundae I'Park

Haeundae I'Park, Busan

The Haeundae I’Park is a high-density mixed-use development which includes three high-rise residential towers on the coast of Busan.

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.

Shinsegae International

Shinsegae International, Seoul

Shinsegae International tactfully merges formal restraint reminiscent of High Modernism with symbolic gestures that align the tower with its function.

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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

Samsung C&T Corporation Samsung C&T Corporation
Malaysia
CON OWN STRC CIV DEV ENGO FIN

Donor

SAMOO Architects and Engineers SAMOO Architects and Engineers
South Korea
ARCH

Contributor

Daewoo E&C Daewoo E&C
South Korea
CON STRC
Dong Yang Structural Engineers Dong Yang Structural Engineers
South Korea
STRC SEIS
FINE DNC FINE DNC
South Korea
COMP
SuperTEC (Supertall Building Design & Engineering Tech Research Center) SuperTEC (Supertall Building Design & Engineering Tech Research Center)
South Korea
STRC

Participant

Amorepacific Corporation Amorepacific Corporation
South Korea
OTHR
BAUM Architects BAUM Architects
South Korea
ARCH URB COST ENVE PMNG
Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants
South Korea
STRC
DONGIL Architects & Engineers Co., Ltd DONGIL Architects & Engineers Co., Ltd
South Korea
ARCH ENGM
Heerim Architects & Planners Heerim Architects & Planners
South Korea
ARCH INTR URB

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CTBUH South Korea

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 4

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 4

14 Dec 2018, CTBUH Publication – The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 7: Number 4…

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

Dec 2018, CTBUH News Report – The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past…

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 3

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 3

28 Sep 2018, CTBUH Publication – The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 7: Number 3…

More South Korea Related Events/Initiatives

Kwang Ryang Chung

Country Representative

Kwang Ryang Chung
Dong Yang Structural Engineers, Seoul

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CTBUH South Korea Representation

Kwang Ryang Chung

Country Representative

Kwang Ryang Chung
Dong Yang Structural Engineers, Seoul

CTBUH Resources on South Korea

Vertical Village as National Symbol

31 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference
Hyunchul Park, Lotte Property & Development; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: Naturalizing the Vertical Realm

28 Mar 2018 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series
Sara Beardsley, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Molly Meyer, Omni Ecosystems; Yibo Xu, Stefano Boeri Architetti China

Interview: Joshua Ramus

29 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews
Joshua Ramus, REX Architecture

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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I
CTBUH Research

Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region: Market and Code Study

Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II
Angela Mejorin, Dario Trabucco, CTBUH; Reisuke Nakada, Malvinder Singh Ruprai & Ingo Stelzer, Trosifol World of Interlayers

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South Korea Related Videos

Vertical Village as National Symbol
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference; Hyunchul Park, Lotte Property & Development; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Joining the ranks of the world’s top ten tallest buildings, the 123-story Lotte World Tower rises to 555 meters and offers one of the world’s most complex stack of mixed-use programs. The development is a groundbreaking example in the search for how…
Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: Naturalizing the Vertical Realm
28 Mar 2018 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Sara Beardsley, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Molly Meyer, Omni Ecosystems; Yibo Xu, Stefano Boeri Architetti China
Thursday, February 1, 2018. Chicago, United States of America. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) held the fourth of the four-part “Building Tall” series, closing out a successful…
Interview: Joshua Ramus
29 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Joshua Ramus, REX Architecture
Joshua Ramus of REX is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
This presentation investigated the integration of tall tower, mixed-use developments and how they connect with the city and the public when they meet the ground. Critical challenges have to be overcome in resolving the lower horizontal components of…
SKYSCRAPER Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Chang-Soon Choi & Sooin Oh, Samoo Architects & Engineers
An essential element of skyscraper architecture lies in its adaptability to an existing environment. For its massiveness in height and size, a skyscraper, while becoming a new landmark, brings inevitable influences – both positive and negative – to…
Challenges and Opportunities for Structural Design of the 123-Story Jamsil Lotte World Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Jong-Ho Kim, Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants
The Jamsil Lotte World Tower, a high-rise component of the 2nd Lotte World Amusement Complex, is being constructed at Jamsil, Seoul, Korea. This 123-story building with six underground levels consists of a mall, offices, residences, a hotel, and an…
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of the surrounding urban populations – creating a sense of community that centers on the…
Interview: James von Klemperer
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; James von Klemperer, KPF
James von Klemperer of KPF is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. James discusses the process of designing high-rises for international locations.
Interview: FKI Head Office Building
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Featured Finalist, the FKI Head Office Building, during the 2014 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Putting a New Face on the “Glass Box”: FKI Head Office Building
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The new head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) are a major new addition to the skyline of Seoul, Korea. The tower features an innovative exterior wall, designed specifically for the project. The building’s unique skin helps reduce…
Interview: James Robinson
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; James Robinson, Hongkong Land
James Robinson of Hongkong Land is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. James discusses the urban habitat of tall buildings.
Interview: Mehdi Jalayerian
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design
Mehdi Jalayerian of Environmental Systems Design is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Mehdi discusses the possibilities of net-zero high-rises and the retrofit of older buildings.
Mega Toggle Damper System for Vibration Control of a Supertall Building Linked by Sky Bridges
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sang Kyung Ahn, Samsung C&T
This presentation 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…
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…
Consideration Factors of the Glazing for Supertall Building
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jinyoung Jung, Dow Corning
Several supertall 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 are…
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.
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.
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 supertall 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…
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-…
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…
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…
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.
Fire and Life Safety Features Being Provided in the Supertall 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…
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…
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),…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

South Korea Related Papers/Research

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; CTBUH Research
The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at 143, after hitting an all-time record of 147 in…
Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region: Market and Code Study
Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II; Angela Mejorin, Dario Trabucco, CTBUH; Reisuke Nakada, Malvinder Singh Ruprai & Ingo Stelzer, Trosifol World of Interlayers
This paper summarizes the Stage 1 results of the CTBUH Research Division’s project “Cyclone-Glazing and Facade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region.” The project was possible thanks to a US$202,000 sponsorship by Trosifol World of Interlayers/…
2017: Skyscraper History’s Tallest, Highest- Volume, and Most Geographically Diverse Year
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I
This 2017 Tall Building Year in Review / Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis report shows that more buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2017 than in any other year, with a total of 144 completions. Notably, 2017 was also…
Lotte World Tower: Seoul’s First Supertall
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The Lotte World Tower became the world’s fifth-tallest building upon completion in 2017, and is currently the only supertall building (300 meters or higher) in Seoul. As it is located a fair distance from other tall buildings, the project’s designers…
Designing High Performance MEP Systems for Supertall Buildings: A Review of Challenges and Opportunities
Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4; Craig Burton, Interface Engineering, Inc.
The design and construction of supertall buildings has grown dramatically in recent years. This area of practice has traditionally fallen within the purview of a very small group of architects and engineers, but this is rapidly changing, as…
The Ultra-Modern FKI Tower
Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4; John Peronto, Thornton Tomasetti
A modern and highly-sustainable addition to the skyline of Seoul, South Korea has been completed; the Federation of Korean Industries Headquarters (FKI). The signature saw-toothed exterior wall of the 245-meter tall tower and the contrasting smooth…
Structural Performance of 800 MPa High-Strength Steel Members
Sep 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 3; Cheol-Ho Lee, Seoul National University
The use of high-strength steels in construction of highrise and mega building structures can bring about many technological advantages from fabrication to erection. However, key design criteria such as local and lateral stability in current steel…
Application of Post-Tension Technology on Tall Buildings
1 Sep 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 3; Kwangryang Chung, Jungwoo Park & Younghye Kim, Dong Yang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C
It’s been a decade since post-tension system began to be applied in earnest to buildings in Korea. In the meantime, posttension system has been used in various buildings as main structural system including tall buildings. And post-tension system…
Preliminary Design of Structural Health Monitoring for High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 3; Hyun-hee Ryu, Jong-soo Kim, Eun-gyu Choi & Sang-hoon Lee, CS Structural Engineering
The purpose of structural health monitoring is to evaluate structural behavior due to various external loads through installation of appropriate measurement. Accordingly, a guideline for monitoring standards is necessary to evaluate the safety and…
Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Leading Women in Tall Buildings
Recently, there has been a growing and overdue recognition in the architecture discipline that women are under-represented, not just in terms of leadership positions held, but also in terms of receiving credit for the work they have done. The tall…
Frontiers in High-Rise Outrigger Design
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Hi sun Choi & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Rupa Garai, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
In 2012, CTBUH published the first Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings Technical Guide. In 2016, the CTBUH Outrigger Working Group felt it would be beneficial to update the design guide with variations of outrigger systems and tall building…
Prediction of Time-dependent Lateral Movement Induced by Differential Shortening in Tall Buildings
Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1; Taehun Ha & Sungho Lee, Daewoo E&C; Sangdae Kim, Korea University
High-rise buildings move during construction due to time-dependent material properties of concrete (creep and shrinkage), construction sequences, and structural shapes. The building movements, including vertical and horizontal displacements, result…
Impact of Air-side Economizer Control Considering Air Quality Index on Variable Air Volume System Performance
Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1; Sang-Hyeon Cho, Joon-Young Park & Jae-Weon Jeong, Hanyang Univeristy
The objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a modified air-side economizer in improving indoor air quality (IAQ). An air-side economizer, which uses all outdoor air for cooling, affects the building’s IAQ depending on the outside…
Effect of Outriggers on Differential Column Shortening in Tall Buildings
Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1; Han-Soo Kim, Konkuk University
Special consideration should be given to differential column shortening during the design and construction of a tall building to mitigate the adverse effects caused by such shortening. The effects of the outrigger – which is conventionally used to…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
21st Century Vertical Lifestyles - Intergenerational, Integrated Communities
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects Limited
How does the 21st Century youth culture of social media integrate and merge with an ever increasing tech savvy senior population? As our cities and urban environments become increasingly dense and tall, the challenges and opportunities for vertical…
Structural Design Considerations and Challenges for Busan’s Haeundae Resort Complex
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kwang Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers
In the early twentieth century, many countries were obsessed with high-rise buildings taller than 100 stories, and Korea was swept up in the challenge to build high-rise buildings. However, the effects of the economic recession in the USA caused many…
Performance-Based Seismic Design of High-Rise Apartment Buildings in Korea
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Taejin Kim, Minhee Lee, Changhwan Yoo & Jong-Ho Kim, Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants
The objective of this study is to apply performance-based seismic design methodology to highrise apartment buildings in South Korea with consideration for collapse prevention levels. The possible issues during the application of this method were…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This paper establishes the criteria…
Design Considerations for Concrete High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3; Kwangryang Chung & Chulho Park, Dongyang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C
Busan’s Haeundae Resort project, which is currently being constructed by POSCO E&C, comprises the 101-story Landmark Tower and two 85-story residential towers. Presently, foundation and basement construction is complete, with a final completion date…
Key Technologies for Super Tall Building Construction: Lotte World Tower
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3; Gyu Dong Kim & Joo Ho Lee, Lotte Engineering and Construction
This paper addresses the key technologies for supertall building construction based on the Lotte World Tower project in Korea. First, the mega-mat foundation construction technologies are shown, including ultra-low heat concrete, heat of hydration…
Ventilation and Sound Attenuation Potential of Double-Skin Façades in Urban High-Rises
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Jeehwan Lee, The University of Kansas
Airtight building envelopes and the indiscriminate use of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems have historically prevented high-rise occupants from considering natural ventilation strategies. Even as a numberof studies have…
Foundation Design Practice for High-rise Buildings in Korea
Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4; Sungho Kim & Seunghyeun Hong, Jinyoung Consultants; Yongkyu Choi, Kyungsung University
It is common for tall buildings in Korea to have a ground response that is highly sensitive to the behavior of the structure. Therefore, the geology of the ground needs to be carefully assessed and considered in the design process to accurately…
The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall Buildings Across the World: A Global Technology Transfer
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation
Samsung and the authors’ involvement in these major tall and complex building projects have facilitated the transfer of the technologies and best practices to projects globally. The following provides a summary of some of those projects where the…
SKYSCRAPER Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Chang-Soon Choi & Sooin Oh, Samoo Architects & Engineers
An essential element of skyscraper architecture lies in its adaptability to an existing environment. For its massiveness in height and size, a skyscraper, while becoming a new landmark, brings inevitable influences – both positive and negative – to…
From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Daniel Libeskind & Carla Swickerath, Studio Libeskind
Overpopulation, climate change, aging infrastructure: the threats facing tomorrow’s cities are, in many ways, design problems. The challenges of today’s world have to be solved with creativity that supports the development of an inspired, innovative…
Challenges and Opportunities for the Structural Design of the 123-Story Jamsil Lotte World Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Jong-Ho Kim, Yeonki Jung & Jidong Kim, Chang Minwoo Structural
The Jamsil Lotte World Tower, a high-rise component of the 2nd Lotte World Amusement Complex, is being constructed at Jamsil, Seoul, Korea. This 123-story building with six underground levels consists of a mall, offices, residences, a hotel, and an…
Engineering Without Engines
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
With the rise of technological solutions, the practice of architecture is often divorced from the cultural, social, and environmental contexts where we build. Buildings have become closed systems, connected to life-support machinery that compensates…
The Construction of Initial Analytical Models Structural Health Monitoring of a Masonry Structure
1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Seonwoong Kim, Youngsan University; Ji Young Kim, Daewoo Institute of Construction Technology; and In Hwan Hwang, Hanyang University
It is important to accurately predict structural responses to external excitations such as typhoons and earthquakes when designing structures for serviceability. One of the key procedures to predict reliable vibration responses is to evaluate…
Outrigger Systems for Tall Buildings in Korea
1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Kwangryang Chung and Wonil Sunu, DongYang Structural Engineers
Outrigger systems are highly efficient since they utilize the perimeter zone to resist lateral forces, similar to tubular systems. The entire structural weight can be reduced due to the system’s significant lateral strength. Therefore, it is the…
Urban Density and the Porous High-Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City
Jun 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 2; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox
As the skyscraper matures as a building type, its role in actively connecting to, and reinforcing, major threads of urban fabric becomes increasingly more important. The creation of public spaces inside of and adjacent to tall buildings allows for…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas
An iconic skyscraper has aesthetic significance that may have meaning for other aspects of human experience – serving, for example, as an expression of cultural and ethical values and a symbol of economic power. This study examines the competition…
Urban Density and the Porous High-Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox
As the skyscraper matures as a building type, its role in actively connecting to, and reinforcing, major threads of urban fabric becomes increasingly more important. The creation of public spaces inside of and adjacent to tall buildings allows for…
Structure Engineering of W-Project in Busan Yonghoman
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Jong Soo Kim, Hyun Hee Ryu, Duck Won Cho & Eun Gyu Choi, C.S. Structural Engineering (CSSE)
W-Project is 70-story mixed-use residential building complex project in Busan, South Korea. As it is a high-rise building complex located at the coast, the residents have great ocean view from the height. Though, there were many difficult challenges…
Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, MoonSook Jeong, Soogon Lee & Sangki Jang, Samsung C&T
The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this paper will provide: 1) the structural engineering techniques utilized to optimize the structural and…
Challenges in Structural Design of W-Project
Sep 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 3; Jong Soo Kim, CS Structural Engineering
W-Project is 70-story mixed-use residential building complex project in Busan, the second biggest city in South Korea. There were many difficult challenges to be solved to secure structural safety and meet the serviceability requirements. As it is…
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…
Standing Out by Blending in: Tower Infinity
1 Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; Charles Wee, GDS Architects
In September 2013, GDS Architects received planning approval for the 450-meter, US$400 million Tower Infinity in Cheongna, South Korea, between Incheon International Airport and Seoul. The crystalline observation tower quickly got picked up by the…
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…
State of Practice of Performance-Based Seismic Design in Korea
Sep 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 3; Dong-Hun Lee, Taejin Kim, Jong-Ho Kim, & Dae-Eon Kang, Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants
Today, a great effort to develop PBSD procedure to be utilized in Korea is given by domestic structural engineers, academics, and governmental organizations. After Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) took place, lots of clients in Korea became to…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
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…
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…
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.
Debating Tall: Are Supertalls Sustainable?
11 Oct 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; Young Kyu Ju, Korea University; ; Jae-Weon Jeong, Sejong University
Whether tall buildings are a truly sustainable building type has been, and still is, a debatable topic. As sustainability becomes an increasing global issue, this question is also relevant in South Korea, where a great number of supertall buildings…
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…
Survey Research of Measuring the Perceptional Level of Core Technologies in the Area of Supertall 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 supertall 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…
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…
Interview: Winy Maas, MVRDV
Jun 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue II; 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.
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.
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…
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…
New Songdo City – The Making of a New Green City
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Christine Todd Whitman, Whitman Strategy Group; Charles Reid, Gale International World Headquarters; James Von Klemperer, KPF; Josh Radoff & Anthony Roy, YRG Sustainability
This paper outlines the process for approaching sustainable development and explores the opportunities and challenges that exist throughout the development process, from planning and design, to construction, and eventual long-term operation.
Evaluations of the dynamic properties for a residential tall building in Korea
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ji Young Kim & Dae Young Kim, Daewoo E&C; Sang Dae Kim, Korea University
The construction of tall buildings can be regarded as one of the most complex and expensive projects. It thus seems important to design the structure of a tall building in terms of cost effectiveness to ensure the success of a construction project.
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…
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,…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Introduction to Korea Building Code(Draft)
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Bong-Soo Jeon, Jeon and Associates
The draft of the Korean Building Code (KBC) is briefly described in this document to enable the reader to study the systems of building codes in Korea. The KBC draft was developed by the Architectural Institute of Korea (AIK) and supported by the…
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 Effective Lateral Drift Control of Supertall 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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
High Flown Architecture and Ascendancy of the Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Alfred B. Hwangbo, Seoul National University of Technology
This paper intends to assert, from particular frame of reference in architectural history and theory, that more careful building strategies are needed for a better balanced development in future, as we learn an important social implication from the…
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…
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…
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.…
Structural Design and Analysis of Galleria Place
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Jong Soo Kim, Song Mun Yoo & Dong Whan Kim, C S Structural Engineering
This paper presents the structural design and analysis of the Galleria Palace. As a residential development, this building is located at Jamsil district, Seoul, Korea. It is comprised of 3 towers with 46 stories (149.5 m-high). The towers are…

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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 218 Completed24 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 3 Completed3 Under Constr.
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 9 Years
Most Common Function Residential (77%)
Most Common Material Concrete (79%)

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