Heungkuk Tower Busan
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HEUNGKUK TOWER BUSAN

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ARCHITECTS
Mecanoo

PHOTOGRAPHS
Kyungsub Shin

CATEGORY
Office Buildings

LOCATION
Busan, South Korea

YEAR
2020

AREA
20000 m²

FACADE CONSULTANT
Excfirm

CLIENT/OWNER
Heungkuk Life Insurance Co

Located in South Korea’s second-most populous city Busan, the Heungkuk Tower serves as an office building and sits adjacent to the coastline and close to the city’s high-speed rail network.

Heungkuk Tower Busan
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Heungkuk Tower Busan
© Kyungsub Shin
Heungkuk Tower Busan
© Kyungsub Shin
Heungkuk Tower Busan
© Kyungsub Shin

The building’s distinguishing feature is its stark black and fuchsia facade of various linear patterns. The role of the frame extends beyond decoration, continuously creating different atmospheres, filtering incoming light, and making shadows across the interior spaces.

Maximizing the land allocation, the building sits elegantly in a densely built-up area of the city.

Heungkuk Tower Busan
© Kyungsub Shin
Heungkuk Tower Busan
© Kyungsub Shin

The relationship between the building and its surroundings reflects the passing of time, changing from day to night.

As the building glows from within, its characteristic facade pattern is revealed to the surroundings.

Employees and visitors of the companies housed in the building can make use of the roof garden as an area to retreat and an environment offering views into the port and surrounding district.

Heungkuk Tower Busan
© Kyungsub Shin


Heungkuk Tower Busan
Elevations
Heungkuk Tower Busan
Elevations


Heungkuk Tower Busan
First Floor Plan
Heungkuk Tower Busan
Second Floor Plan
Heungkuk Tower Busan
Ground Floor Plan

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