Studio Daniel Libeskind

Haeundae Udong Hyundai I'Park

Busan, South Korea


Haeundae Udong 1408
Busan, South Korea

Building size

  • 4,500,000 sq.ft
  • 979 ft Elevation


Concrete structure with glass curtain wall cladding

Architect of Record

Kunwon, Hanmi

Structural Engineer

ARUP, Dong Yang Structural Engineers Co.

Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer

SYSKA Hennessy, Hyun Woo

Landscape Architect


Lighting Designer




Completion Date


Project Brief

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.



2012 - Korean Architectural Culture Award - Multi-Housing Category