Urban Projects+

Seoul Tower

Seoul Tower will be located in the central district of Gangnam, on a large city block along the main Yeongdong-daero avenue

Location

Seoul, South Korea

Size

79,342 sq m site area; 880,000 sq m total built area; 329,940 sq m office spaces in 115 stories; 78,890 sq m hotel with 700 keys in 55 stories; 62,070 sq m residential space with 300 apartments in 40 stories; 9,500 sq m retail space; 34,540 sq m museum; 347,700 sq m basement with 7 stories; 6,420 car parking spaces

Expertise

The objective of the development is to create an urban destination that is open to the local community and general public. At its heart is a large, new park, which will encourage people to walk through the development towards the Han River.

The multi-story podium is defined by sweeping pedestrian and electric vehicle paths in the shape of a moebius strip, which link the streetscape at ground level with the landscape of green roofs.

The shape of the towers takes inspiration from the Bukhansan mountain range bordering northern Seoul. Their curved form echoes the vertical, bare, granite escarpments, which have been sculpted by rain and wind over millennia.