Rising above it all

Wednesday 02 Dec 2009

Super Tower will be second tallest skyscraper in the world

Upon completion in 2014, the Lotte Super Tower in Seoul will be the tallest building in Asia and the second tallest in the world after the Burj Dubai. The winning selection in an international design competition, KPF’s design for the 555-metre, 123-storey Lotte Super Tower will serve as the Lotte Group’s new corporate headquarters.

Unlike other ‘super-talls’, the Tower will be truly mixed-use, approaching the ideal of a vertical city with planned uses including office, hotel, residential, retail, and connection to mass transit. The building’s first six floors will contain retail; offices will occupy floors 7 to 60; 25 floors of residential on floors 61 to 85; and a 7-star luxury hotel will comprise floors 86 to 119. The dramatic culmination of the building will be a civic realm within its top four stories earmarked for extensive public use and entertainment facilities including an observation deck.

The design team is aiming to achieve a silver LEED accreditation. This long anticipated project has now earned all major zoning approvals, and excavation is nearly complete. There are four super towers planned for Seoul with Lotte at the most advanced stage of delivery.

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