Lotte World Tower Opens in Seoul

 Lotte World Tower, looking up
Photo source
© Tim Griffith
KPF’s Lotte World Tower opened on Monday, April 3rd, 2017. The 123-story, 555-meters-tall tower is now the tallest building in South Korea and the fifth tallest in the world.

Housing a complex mix of office, officetel, hotel, retail and cultural program in a single, elegant form, the tower establishes a new paradigm for the vertical city.

The towers sleek, tapered form is juxtaposed against the area’s mountainous topography, conveying a modern aesthetic informed by Korean artistry.

 Lotte World Tower © Tim Griffith
Lotte World Tower © Tim Griffith

Its curvature, rendered in silver glass and filigrees of white lacquered metal, echoes the gracefulness of ceramics and calligraphy.

The tower’s location in the Jamsil district points to historical Seoul and Namsam Mountain, defining the site’s importance within a multi-center city. 

Lotte World Tower Observation Deck © Tim Griffith
Lotte World Tower Observation Deck © Tim Griffith

In a complex anticipated to host over 50 million visitors a year, the Lotte World Tower will offer visitors spectacular views of Seoul, accessed by the world’s fastest elevator and made more dramatic by the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck.

 Lotte World Tower above the clouds © Lim Hye Seung
Lotte World Tower above the clouds © Lim Hye Seung

Lotte World Tower is KPF’s fifth design on the list of world’s ten tallest buildings joining Ping An Finance Centre (4th), CTF Finance Centre (7th), the Shanghai World Financial Center (9th), and the International Commerce Centre (10th). 

600450 Lotte World Tower Opens in Seoul glassonweb.com
Date: 14 April 2017
Source: www.kpf.com

See more from these topics:

Others also read

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in St. Louis Park, MN recently completed a renovation which includes the Aspen glass railing system within the in-door pool area.
Officially open to the public as of June 1st, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is a sight to be seen. Giroux Glass, Inc. recently wrapped up our portion of the development of this grand structure.
A Guardian 275® skylight helps bring light to a nurse’s station where uncontrolled light could cause an uncomfortably hot work environment and wreak havoc on computer screens.
Historic art gallery brought into the 21st century with help from Pilkington structural glass.
Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) is pleased to announce that it has named Jeremy Davis as the company’s chief executive officer.
GlassBuild America 2017 will feature an all-new lineup of Express Learning sessions to address the business and product trends affecting each of the industry’s unique segments.

From industry

101 Venture Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094-1808
United States

Polígono Industrial El Bayo, parcela I, 19
24492 Cubillos del Sil León
Spain

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Add new comment