Two towers linked by skybridge to act as “gateway to Seoul”

Construction of the Bundang Doosan Tower, designed by US architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has been completed at the main tollgate to and from Seoul.

Comprising two 27-storey towers connected by a 100m-tall skybridge, the development contains 83,000 sq m of office space for conglomerate Doosan Corporation and will also house an auditorium, daycare centre, gym, the Doosan History Museum and a café that opens up to the landscaped roof terrace.

The four-storey skybridge creates 16,000 sq m of additional space, and connects an atrium and a planted wall.

The 1,500-tome skybridge was preassembled at ground level and lifted into place over the course of a day.

Visitors will enter the building through a stone paved plaza into two split lobbies, located underneath the skybridge.
The development’s glass façade appears as a series of repeating fins, allowing sunlight into the building while reducing solar glare.

James von Klemperer, KPF’s president, said: "The design strives for rational simplicity, while being highly expressive and impactful.

"By using office building masses to define a large rectangular void, the composition affords striking views from the highway. The architecture conveys qualities of solidity and strength, and by organising itself around a central space, it also communicates the value of community."

Images courtesy of KPF

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