1760
Global
Height rank

Conrad Seoul

Seoul
Height 199.4 m / 654 ft
Floors 38
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Conrad Seoul

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

International Finance Center Hotel, Conrad Seoul at International Finance Center

Name of Complex
A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.

International Finance Center

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed, 2012

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

South Korea

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Seoul

Address

Yeouido

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

hotel

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

composite

Core
Reinforced Concrete
Columns
Concrete Encased Steel
Floor Spanning
Steel
Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

199.4 m / 654 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
199.4 m / 654 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

38

# of Hotel Rooms
Number of Hotel Rooms refers to the total number of hotel rooms contained within a particular building.

466

Rankings
#
1760
Tallest in the World
#
75
Tallest in South Korea
#
21
Tallest in Seoul
#
67
Tallest Hotel Building in the World
#
45
Tallest Hotel Building in Asia
#
1
Tallest Hotel Building in South Korea
#
1
Tallest Hotel Building in Seoul
#
553
Tallest Composite Building in the World
#
459
Tallest Composite Building in Asia
#
15
Tallest Composite Building in South Korea
#
11
Tallest Composite Building in Seoul
Construction Schedule
2009

Construction Start

2012

Completed

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Owner
American International Group; The Seoul Metropolitan Government
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Arquitectonica
Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Energy Concept
Vidaris, Inc.
LEED
Vidaris, Inc.

Videos

17 October 2016 | Seoul

The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City

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....

Research

17 October 2016

The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City

Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

This paper investigates the integration of tall tower, mixed-use developments and how they connect with the city and the public when they meet the ground....

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.