182
Global
Height rank
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A
Busan
Height

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."

1
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).

300 m / 984 ft
2
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."

300 m / 984 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

276.8 m / 908 ft
1 2 3 Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A Outline
Floors

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).

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).

80
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

6
Height 300 m / 984 ft
Floors 80
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A
Name of Complex

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

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, 2011
Country

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

City

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

Address
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.

residential
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.

concrete
Height

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."

Architectural
300 m / 984 ft
To Tip
300 m / 984 ft
Occupied
276.8 m / 908 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).

80
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

6
# of Apartments

Number of Apartments refers to the total number of residential units (including both rental units and condominiums) contained within a particular building.

1384
# of Parking Spaces

Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

4474
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

21
Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

128,595 m² / 1,384,185 ft²
Rankings
#
182
Tallest in the World
#
108
Tallest in Asia
#
7
Tallest in South Korea
#
4
Tallest in Busan
#
24
Tallest Residential Building in the World
#
5
Tallest Residential Building in Asia
#
3
Tallest Residential Building in South Korea
#
3
Tallest Residential Building in Busan
#
58
Tallest Concrete Building in the World
#
16
Tallest Concrete Building in Asia
#
4
Tallest Concrete Building in South Korea
#
4
Tallest Concrete Building in Busan
Construction Schedule
2002

Proposed

2007

Construction Start

2011

Completed

Owner/Developer
Daewon Plus Construction
Architect
DeStefano + Partners
Busan Architecture, Architects &Associates Co., Ltd; Eawes Corp; Gansam Architects & Partners
Structural Engineer
New Engineering Consultant, Inc.; Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Cosentini Associates; Sung Ah Engineering Co., Ltd.; WMA Consulting Engineers
Doosan Engineering & Construction; HamniGlobal
Contractor
Doosan Engineering & Construction

Elevator

Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator

Paint/Coating

AkzoNobel

CTBUH Initiatives

31 December 2011 - CTBUH Journal

Research

11 June 2014

CTBUH Research

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About Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A

As Korea’s tallest completed all-residential towers, the three towers of the Zenith complex stand as an icon in Busan. In contrast to the surrounding buildings, they display curving and organic façades which create the cruciform-shaped plans. The design concept behind these towers was directly related to the geography of the site, which is surrounded on three sides by the sea. The curvilinear forms were also designed and sited to take advantage of views and daylighting, as well as to minimize the effects of wind forces. At their base, each of the towers has a lobby which opens up to a lushly planted plaza that connects the complex and creates a unique space for outdoor activities.

Emerging technologies in concrete construction were utilized in the design of the towers. The foundation mat thickness was reduced by as much as 700 mm through the use of strut-ties, and a structural health monitoring system was installed to carefully monitor the conditions of the building and ensure the safety of its residents.

11 June 2014

CTBUH Research

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31 December 2011

Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH

The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200...

31 December 2011

The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once again, more 200 m+ buildings were completed in 2011 than in any year previous.