CTBUH Platinum Member

Samsung C&T Corporation

About

Member Since: 1993

Member Offices: Seoul

Website: http://www.samsungcorp.com/

Samsung C&T Corporation was founded in 1938 as the parent company of Samsung Group. In 1975, it was designated by the Korean government as the nation’s “first general trading company” to lead overseas sales operations. It merged with Samsung Construction in December 1995, and has since been engaged in various global businesses through offices in over 50 countries.

Samsung Everland was established in 1963 with the mission of assisting Korea’s national land development. Since then, it has evolved into a leader in Korea’s service industry by expanding its business scope to include resorts, food and beverage, and landscaping. In December 2013, Samsung Everland acquired the Fashion Group of Cheil Industries, a prominent industry player founded in 1954. Following the merger, it changed its name to Cheil Industries and has since focused on projects related to lifestyle design.

Fields of Expertise

Civil Engineering; Construction / Contractor; Developer; Engineering, Other; Financial Industry; Owner (Buildings, Land); Structural Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Platinum

Member Since

1993

Member Offices

  • Seoul

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

2

Lakhta Center II

703 m / 2,306 ft

3

Tower M

700 m / 2,297 ft

4

Merdeka PNB118

678.9 m / 2,227 ft

5

TAIPEI 101

508 m / 1,667 ft

6

Lakhta Center

462 m / 1,516 ft

7

Petronas Twin Tower 2

451.9 m / 1,483 ft

8

Three Sixty West Tower B

361.2 m / 1,185 ft

9

Parc1 Tower I

322 m / 1,056 ft

10

Gama Tower

285.5 m / 937 ft

Awards

Lakhta Center

Winner: Lakhta Center

Façade Engineering Award 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Ahmad Abdelrazaq

Ahmad Abdelrazaq

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

01 September 2015

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ahmad Abdelrazaq

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"

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Research

12 December 2018

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

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’...

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Global News

08 June 2021

Merdeka 118 Tower Tops Out in Kuala Lumpur

Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka 118 tower has safely topped out with the completion of the final roof slab after reaching its peak at level...

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Associated companies

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

828 m

2,717 ft

2

Lakhta Center II

St. Petersburg

703 m

2,306 ft

3

Tower M

Kuala Lumpur

700 m

2,297 ft

4

Merdeka PNB118

Kuala Lumpur

679 m

2,227 ft

5

Triple One

Seoul

620 m

2,034 ft

6

TAIPEI 101

Taipei

508 m

1,667 ft

7

Lakhta Center

St. Petersburg

462 m

1,516 ft

8

Petronas Twin Tower 2

Kuala Lumpur

452 m

1,483 ft

9

Three Sixty West Tower B

Mumbai

361 m

1,185 ft

10

Parc1 Tower I

Seoul

322 m

1,056 ft

11

Gama Tower

Jakarta

286 m

937 ft

12

Guoco Tower

Singapore

284 m

931 ft

13

Star Residences RT2

Kuala Lumpur

265 m

869 ft

13

Star Residences RT3

Kuala Lumpur

265 m

869 ft

15

Tower Palace Three, Tower G

Seoul

264 m

865 ft

16

Samsung China Headquarters

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

17

Philippine Bank of Communications

Makati

259 m

848 ft

18

Three Sixty West Tower A

Mumbai

256 m

839 ft

19

Star Residences RT1

Kuala Lumpur

251 m

823 ft

20

Parc1 Tower II

Seoul

247 m

811 ft

21

V on Shenton Residential Tower

Singapore

237 m

778 ft

22

International Financial Centre Tower 2

Jakarta

213 m

699 ft

23

Al Rajhi Bank Tower

Riyadh

205 m

673 ft

24

Samsung Electronics Corporation HQ

Seoul

203 m

666 ft

25

Tadawul Tower

Riyadh

200 m

656 ft

26

Raemian Caelitus Tower A

Seoul

196 m

643 ft

27

Mokdong Trapalace Tower A

Seoul

186 m

609 ft

28

ADIA Tower

Abu Dhabi

185 m

607 ft

29

Mokdong Trapalace Tower C

Seoul

183 m

599 ft

30

Singapore State Courts

Singapore

178 m

583 ft

31

Samsung Hub

Singapore

172 m

564 ft

32

Boulevard Plaza 1

Dubai

169 m

553 ft

33

Mokdong Trapalace Tower B

Seoul

163 m

534 ft

34

Raemian Yongsan Tower 1

Seoul

160 m

526 ft

34

Raemian Yongsan Tower 2

Seoul

160 m

526 ft

36

Mokdong Trapalace Tower D

Seoul

160 m

524 ft

37

Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Office Tower

Seoul

154 m

505 ft

38

Samsung C&T Corporation HQ

Seoul

153 m

502 ft

38

Samsung Life Insurance Corporation HQ

Seoul

153 m

502 ft

40

Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Residential Tower 103

Seoul

151 m

494 ft

41

Yongsan 4 District Skywalk B

Seoul

148 m

486 ft

42

Raemian Caelitus Tower B

Seoul

147 m

483 ft

43

Yongsan 4 District Skywalk A

Seoul

144 m

471 ft

44

Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Residential Tower 101

Seoul

143 m

469 ft

44

Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Residential Tower 102

Seoul

143 m

469 ft

46

Yongsan 4 District Skywalk E

Seoul

143 m

469 ft

47

Icon Hotel

Dubai

143 m

469 ft

48

Boulevard Plaza 2

Dubai

141 m

463 ft

49

Yongsan 4 District Skywalk D

Seoul

140 m

458 ft

50

Raemian Caelitus Tower C

Seoul

129 m

424 ft

51

Yongsan 4 District Skywalk F

Seoul

129 m

424 ft

52

V on Shenton Office Tower

Singapore

123 m

404 ft

53

Shangri-La Wind Valley Wing Hotel

Ulaanbaatar

120 m

394 ft

54

Shangri-La Office Tower

Ulaanbaatar

120 m

394 ft

55

Fairmont Ambassador Seoul Hotel

Seoul

112 m

367 ft

56

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Singapore

105 m

345 ft

57

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Hospital

Abu Dhabi

100 m

327 ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

8 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (42%), 20 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (47%), 21 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 48 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 45 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 48 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Ctbuh Leaders At Samsung C&T Corporation

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Ahmad Abdelrazaq

Executive Vice President, Samsung C&T Corporation

01 September 2015 | Brisbane

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ahmad Abdelrazaq

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"

01 September 2015 | Brisbane

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion

Craig Gibbons, Carol Willis, Ahmad Adbelrazaq, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, and James Tuma, participate in a panel at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower

The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 02 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.; Hezi Mena, WSP;...

15 March 2013 | Shanghai

What is the Single Biggest Challenge in Constructing a Mile-high Tower?

Industry leaders answering this question include: William Baker, SOM; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.; and Ahmad Abdelrazaq,...

20 December 2012 | Chicago

Future Vision: Where is the tall building heading in the future and what will the next generation of supertall

Industry leaders answering this question include: Alex Whitbread, FCB Studios; K.J. Kim, Samsung C & T; William Pedersen, KPF; Richard Cook, Cook + Fox Architects;...

20 December 2012 | Chicago

The Past: What have been the most striking tall building developments in the past 10 years?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Engineers; Peng Beng Khoo & Belinda Huang, ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism; Lawrence Pak, Singapore...

12 October 2011 | Seoul

Mega Toggle Damper System for Vibration Control of a Supertall Building Linked by Sky Bridges

This presentation presents new configurations that can be used in twin towers linked by sky bridges by installing mega toggle damper system between several stories...

12 October 2011 | Seoul

Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 30: Q&A

Question & Answers session for Track Session 30

12 October 2011 | Seoul

Optimizing the Structural Design and Construction Planning of the Icon Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Presentation includes a brief introduction of the Icon Hotel in Dubai (160m tall wheel shape structure with external diameter of 165m and internal diameter of...

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’...

01 December 2015

Numerical Analysis for High-rise Building Foundation and Further Investigations on Piled Raft Design

Jinoh Won, Jin Hyung Lee & Chunwhan Cho, Samsung C&T

This paper introduces detailed three-dimensional numerical analyses on a bored pile foundation for a high-rise building. A static load test was performed on a test...

26 October 2015

The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall Buildings Across the World: A Global Technology Transfer

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation

Samsung and the authors’ involvement in these major tall and complex building projects have facilitated the transfer of the technologies and best practices to projects...

01 March 2015

Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Occupant Comfort

M. D. Burton, BMT Fluid Mechanics; K. C. S. Kwok, University of Western Sydney; and A. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation

A team of researchers and practitioners were recently assembled to prepare a monograph on “Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Habitability”. This monograph presents...

16 September 2014

Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, MoonSook Jeong, Soogon Lee & Sangki Jang, Samsung C&T

The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this...

01 June 2012

E/V Shaft Cooling Method as a Stack Effect Countermeasure in Tall Buildings

Joonghoon Lee & Eunyoung Jeong, Samsung C&T; Doosam Song, Sungkyunkwan University

The higher the building height and the larger the temperature difference between the outdoor and indoor space, the more remarkable is the draft driven by...

01 June 2012

Effects of Vertical Meteorological Changes on Heating and Cooling Loads of Super Tall Buildings

Doosam Song, Sungkyunkwan University & Yang Su Kim, Samsung C&T

Vertical meteorological conditions encountered by super tall buildings, such as wind speed, temperature and humidity, vary due to their height. Therefore, it is necessary to...

01 March 2012

Validating the Structural Behavior and Response of Burj Khalifa

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T

New generation of tall and complex buildings systems are now introduced that are reflective of the latest development in materials, design, sustainability, construction, and IT...

10 October 2011

Beehive (Hexagrid), New Innovated Structural System for Tall Buildings

Dr. Peyman A. Nejad, TJEG International; Jongmin Kim, Samsung C&T

Tall Buildings have been one of the most prominent symbols of economic growth for nearly a century. Yet, in the aftermath of the tragedies of...

10 October 2011

Foundation Design and Pile Testing Program for the 151 Story Incheon Tower in a Reclamation Area

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; Harry G. Poulos & Frances Badelow, Coffey Geotechnics; Sung Ho-Kim, Jinyoung ENC Enterprise

The 151 storey super high-rise building is located in an area or reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea and is currently...

08 June 2021

Merdeka 118 Tower Tops Out in Kuala Lumpur

Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka 118 tower has safely topped out with the completion of the final roof slab after reaching its peak at level...

11 November 2020

Investment Manager Purchases 52-Story Seoul Office Building

ARA Asset Management has purchased Parc 1 Tower B, an office building in Seoul, for over ₩1 trillion (US$1.2 billion), in a deal slated to...

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

08 May 2020

Kuala Lumpur Skyscraper Construction Site Adjusts to Pandemic-Related Movement Control Order

Construction work at Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka 118 has been delayed by roughly two to three months due to restrictive measures taken to curb...

23 August 2019

Tower M, a 145-Story Skyscraper, is Planned for Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Twin Towers, may lose its title as Malaysia’s tallest building(s), when The Exchange 106 and Menara PNB 118 are completed in Kuala Lumpur....

09 August 2019

Taipei 101 Damper Experienced Record Movement Due to Earthquake

The tuned mass damper in the Taipei 101 skyscraper moved 15 centimeters due to an earthquake early Thursday, 8 August, according to the building management....

08 July 2019

Plans for 101-Story Apartment Building Revealed in Moscow

The 405-meter One Tower in Moscow is set to become one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe, the deputy mayor of Moscow announced as...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Samsung C&T Corporation

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014

16 September 2014

The Building Movement and Damping Technical Workshop reviewed some of the latest strategies and concepts for helping tall buildings avoid movement in seismic and wind events.

Samsung Senior Exec Presents on Tall-Building Tech Advances

02 October 2013

Over 60 people attended a presentation by Ahmad Abdelrazaq, CTBUH Board member and Head of Samsung's High-Rise and Complex Building Division, on using technology in building construction.

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 2

01 June 2012

The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 2 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 1

01 March 2012

The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 1 includes 7 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.

CTBUH India: High-rise Building Technology

14 January 2012

CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson, of NBBJ, and CTBUH Advisory Group Member Ahmad Abdelrazaq, of Samsung, recently spoke at a CTBUH seminar on building technology.