- 4,500,000 sq.ft
- 979 ft Elevation
StructureConcrete structure with glass curtain wall cladding
ClientHyundai Development Company
Architect of RecordKunwon, Hanmi
Structural EngineerARUP, Dong Yang Structural Engineers Co.
Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing EngineerSYSKA Hennessy, Hyun Woo
Situated on the Busan waterfront in South Korea, the Haeundae Udong project is a 4.5-million-square-foot development which will include three high-rise residential towers, a 34-floor high rise hotel, an office tower and a three-floor retail building.
Instead of simply extruding the building footprints, the heights are varied and the profiles tapered to create a sculptural composition on the horizon. This strategy brings the most light possible into the developments beyond the site.
The six new towers are sculpted to express the dramatic beauty and power of the ocean. The curvilinear geometry of the buildings plays with concepts of traditional Korean architecture, often derived from natural beauty such as the grace of an ocean wave, the unique composition of a flower petal, or the wind-filled sails of a ship.Upon completion the project will include the tallest residential building in Asia. The was project completed in May 2013.