South Korea

22 August 2022

The World’s Highest Pools: A Deep Dive

S. Isaac Work & Shawn Ursini, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Tall building design has diversified and adapted to accommodate increased demand for distinctive amenities at a range of heights. Swimming pools are a classic feature...

12 December 2018

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

CTBUH Research

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’...

17 October 2016

Structural Design Considerations and Challenges for Busan’s Haeundae Resort Complex

Kwang Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers

In the early twentieth century, many countries were obsessed with high-rise buildings taller than 100 stories, and Korea was swept up in the challenge to...

01 September 2016

Design Considerations for Concrete High-Rise Buildings

Kwangryang Chung & Chulho Park, Dongyang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C

Busan’s Haeundae Resort project, which is currently being constructed by POSCO E&C, comprises the 101-story Landmark Tower and two 85-story residential towers. Presently, foundation and...

26 October 2015

From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design

Daniel Libeskind & Carla Swickerath, Studio Libeskind

Overpopulation, climate change, aging infrastructure: the threats facing tomorrow’s cities are, in many ways, design problems. The challenges of today’s world have to be solved...

26 October 2015

SKYSCRAPER Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature

Chang-Soon Choi & Sooin Oh, Samoo Architects & Engineers

An essential element of skyscraper architecture lies in its adaptability to an existing environment. For its massiveness in height and size, a skyscraper, while becoming...

31 December 2014

Interactive Study on Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

16 September 2014

Structure Engineering of W-Project in Busan Yonghoman

Jong Soo Kim, Hyun Hee Ryu, Duck Won Cho & Eun Gyu Choi, C.S. Structural Engineering (CSSE)

W-Project is 70-story mixed-use residential building complex project in Busan, South Korea. As it is a high-rise building complex located at the coast, the residents...

01 September 2014

Challenges in Structural Design of W-Project

Jong Soo Kim, CS Structural Engineering

W-Project is 70-story mixed-use residential building complex project in Busan, the second biggest city in South Korea. There were many difficult challenges to be solved...

11 June 2014

Highest Helipads

CTBUH Research

In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The...