Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A

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Height: Occupied
276.8 m / 908 ft
Height: To Tip
300 m / 984 ft (est)
Height: Architectural
300 m / 984 ft
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A Outline
Height: Helipad
298.7 m / 980 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
128,595 m² / 1,384,185 ft²
Development GFA
572,000 m² / 6,156,957 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A
Name of Complex Doosan Haeundae We`ve the Zenith
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country South Korea
City Busan
Street Address & Map Marine 3 Street
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2002
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2011
Official Website Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #182 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #108 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #7 Tallest in South Korea
City Ranking #4 Tallest in Busan

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Daewon Plus Construction
Design DeStefano + Partners
Architect of Record Busan Architecture, Architects &Associates Co., Ltd; Eawes Corp; Gansam Architects & Partners
Structural Engineer
Design New Engineering Consultant, Inc.; Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Cosentini Associates; Sung Ah Engineering Co., Ltd.; WMA Consulting Engineers
Project Manager Doosan Engineering & Construction; HamniGlobal
Main Contractor Doosan Engineering & Construction
Material Supplier
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

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.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

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