Amorepacific Headquarters
Seoul
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

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To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

110 m / 361 ft
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Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

110 m / 361 ft
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Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

95.1 m / 312 ft
Floors

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

22
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

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1 2 3 Amorepacific Headquarters Outline
Height 110 m / 361 ft
Floors 22
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Amorepacific Headquarters
Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2017
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code
4386
Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

office
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

composite
Core
Concrete Encased Steel
Columns
Steel
Floor Spanning
Steel
LEED Gold BD+C: Core and Shell
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
110 m / 361 ft
To Tip
110 m / 361 ft
Occupied
95.1 m / 312 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

22
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

7
Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

216,000 m² / 2,325,005 ft²
Construction Schedule
2010

Proposed

2014

Construction Start

2017

Completed

Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer

Acoustics

Fire

Lighting

Security

Sustainability

Vertical Transportation

Elevator

Interior Partition

Owner/Developer
Amorepacific Corporation
Architect
David Chipperfield Architects
HAEAHN Architecture, Inc.; KESSON
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer
Himec; Sukwoo Engineering
Kunwon Engineering
Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Acoustics

Arup; Chonbuk National University
Arup; Withus

Fire

Arup; KFUBIS

Geotechnical

CG ENC

Interiors

David Chipperfield Architects; KESSON

Landscape

SeoAhn

Lighting

Arup; Huel

Quantity Surveyor

LSK

Security

Sustainability

Arup; EEC Engineering Network Company Limited

Vertical Transportation

Arup; KEC

Way Finding

Genesis; L2M3 Communication Design

Wind

Arup; Daewoo E&C; Polimi

Aluminium

Hyundai Aluminum

Cladding

LG Hausys

Concrete

Seoyong

Elevator

Flooring

Interface; Ruckstuhl; Samji Stone

Formwork

Hyundai Aluminum; Peri Group

Interior Partition

Eagon Industrial Company; Kvadrat; Schüco; Unifor

Sealants

DuPont

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building 100-199 meters 2019 Winner

2019 CTBUH Awards

Interior Space Award 2019 Winner

2019 CTBUH Awards

MEP Engineering Award 2019 Award of Excellence

2019 CTBUH Awards

CTBUH Initiatives

Research

29 July 2019

Christoph Felger, David Chipperfield Architects

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29 July 2019

Christoph Felger, David Chipperfield Architects

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25 April 2019

CTBUH

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5 December 2018

These projects will be represented at the CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, where they will compete in real time for winning distinctions in each category.