Conrad Seoul

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Height: Architectural 199.4 m / 654 ft
Height: To Tip 199.4 m / 654 ft
Floors Above Ground 38
Development GFA 506,000 m² / 5,446,539 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms 466


Official Name Conrad Seoul
Name of Complex International Finance Center
Other Names International Finance Center Hotel, Conrad Seoul at International Finance Center
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country South Korea
City Seoul
Street Address & Map Yeouido
Building Function hotel
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Construction Start 2009
Completion 2012
Official Website International Finance Center Seoul
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
National Ranking #73 Tallest in South Korea
City Ranking #19 Tallest in Seoul

Companies Involved

Owner American International Group; The Seoul Metropolitan Government
Design Arquitectonica
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
Other Consultant
• Energy Concept Vidaris, Inc.
• LEED Vidaris, Inc.

About Conrad Seoul

The International Finance Centre, located at the center of Yeouido Island, serves as a major pedestrian link between the subway station, riverside, and Yeouido Plaza Park. The inspiration for the IFC Seoul came from Asian landscape drawings that often depict very steep, jagged mountains. The four vertical towers were designed to resemble monumental crystalline outcroppings, chiseled to create prismatic forms that accentuate the interplay of light and shadow on the glass façade.

Expansive floor-to-ceiling glass and nearly 10-foot ceilings immerse the office spaces in natural light and provide magnificent, uninterrupted views across Yeouido Park and the Han River to the mountains beyond. Bay depths of more than 42 feet (12.8 meters) from elevator core to the perimeter wall ensure efficient use of space. To improve the experience on subterranean levels, the design includes large skylights to admit natural light, articulating the glass entry pavilions leading into the IFC Seoul Mall.


The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

Research Papers

The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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