Lotte Jamsil Super Tower 123

Lotte Jamsil Super Tower 123 is a 123-floor supertall skyscraper currently being erected in Lotte World 2, Seoul, South Korea. Ground was broken in 2005 but due to nearby airport's height restrictions, further construction was postponed to February 2010 when restrictions were removed in 2009. The Lotte Group of South Korea is owner and developer of the project.
Lotte Jamsil Super Tower 123
 The conceptual design calls for a slender cone with convex, gently curved sides. An exterior of pale-coloured glass draws inspiration from Korean ceramics and features accents of metal filigree. Located near the Han River, the tower will contain retail outlets (floors 1-6), offices (7-60), residences (61-85), a luxury hotel (86-119), and public access floors (120-123) with an observation deck.
Lotte Jamsil Super Tower 123
The design for the Lotte Jamsil Super Tower 123 is by the architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox. James von Klemperer leads KPF's project team. Earlier plans for the project referred to the planned structure as the Lotte Super Tower II Hotel, with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (Chicago, USA) reported as the designer.

The winning selection in an international design competition, our design for the Lotte Super Tower presents a sleek, modern image for the Lotte Moolsan Group in the 21st century. Taking inspiration from traditional Korean art forms in the design of the various interior program spaces, the sleek tapered form of the 555-meter (1,821-foot), 123-story tower will stand out from the city's rocky mountainous topography.
Lotte Jamsil Super Tower 123, Interior
The building's first nine floors will contain retail; offices will occupy floors 11 to 47; 25 floors of "office-tel" on floors 52 to 75; and a 7-star luxury hotel will comprise floors 80 to 109. The building's top 10 stories are earmarked for extensive public use and entertainment facilities including an observation deck and rooftop café.

The tower's uninterrupted curvature and gentle tapered form is reflective of Korean artistry. Exterior materials will be light-toned silver glass accented by a filigree of white lacquered metal. The building design will seek a LEED Gold accreditation, a measure of the owner's commitment to environmental responsibility. Sustainable design strategies incorporated into the design include photo-voltaic panels, wind turbines, external shading devices and water harvesting systems.
Lotte Jamsil Super Tower 123, Interior

A project by   : Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
                         Architecture, Urban Design
Location        : 29 Sincheon-dong, songpa-gu
                         Seoul, 138-240
                         Korea, Republic of
Site type        : urban
Building area: 3500000 sqft
Type               : Residential - Multi-family residence
                         Commercial - Office
                         Public
                         Tourism - Hotel

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