'YIBD block C1-20' by tange associates, seoul, korea
all images courtesy of tange associates
international architecture firm tange associates have sent us images of their development tower in the yongsan international business district (YIBD),
seoul, korea. 'YIBD block C1-20' is a mixed-use building situated at the very center of the sector, mediating between the 'retail valley'
and the surrounding office buildings. set as an urban anchor for the area, it will demarcate a path from the han river to yongsan station
through its adjacent public spaces.
the structure has a gross area of 58 400 m2, stands 165 meters in height, with 25 floors that combine spaces for learning, creating and communicating.
the building hosts a diverse program with educational institutions, a synergy floor for events and exhibitions, a three-storey fitness center,
various regional headquarters for international companies, rooms for private clinics and a roof top restaurant with open terraces.
the architecture represents a metaphorical expression of the dynamic energy created by the retail valley and the building's own distinct objective.
the multi-faceted frame of the facade embraces the structure's aluminum-glass skin that moves in an upward-spiraling motion.
during the evening, the exterior turns into a giant media wall displaying digital artwork creating a sense of identity to the entire district.
situated within the 'retail valley'
digital artwork on display during the evening
customer relationship office
cantilevered event floor
floor plan / level 0
floor plan / level 3
floor plan / level 7
floor plan / level 8
floor plan / level 13
floor plan / level 25
project name: YIBD block C1-20
location: seoul, korea
site area: 9,734m2
gross floor area: 58,400m2
building scale: 25 stories above ground, 1 story below ground, (5 stories of external use below ground)
building height: 165 m
architect: tange associates
design: paul tange, yasuhiro ishino, michael thanner
design team: kazuya ishida, tomo osaki, akira inamoto, antonio bellonio, kentaro shiratani, nobutaka mori
client: dreamhub ltd., seoul / yongsan development co. ltd, seoul
materials by: tange associates