Dancing Dragons

Architects:
AS+GG Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, Chicago/USA

Planning time:
2012 – 2014

Construction time:
2012 – 2018

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural engineering

Photographers:
AS+GG Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, Chicago/USA

The exiting new project by architect Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill is called ”Dancing Dragons”, a pair of landmark supertall towers for the new Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, South Korea. The two mixed-use buildings − about 450 m and 390 m tall, respectively share a common architectural language and, therefore, have a close resemblance; however, they are not identical. In both buildings, the levels between the cut outs are clad in glass at the top and bottom, making for dramatic skylights above the units at the highest levels and a transparent floor at the units at the lowest levels. This offers the opportunity for special high-value penthouse duplex units with spectacular 360-degree views of downtown Seoul and the adjacent Han River, along with an abundance of natural light.

The project received the American Architecture Award 2013.

 

 

 

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