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BIG designs Cross # Towers in Seoul, South Korea
May 20, 2012

BIG Bjarke Ingels Cross Towers Yongsan Seoul KoreaSituated at the south-east edge of the Yongsan master plan designed by Studio Libeskind for the Korean development group Dreamhub, BIG’s Cross # Towers will contribute to the developing skyline of Seoul and become a recognizable marker of the new cultural and commercial center of the city. BIG was selected to submit a design proposal for Yongsan International Business District among 19 international offices, including REX, Dominique Perrault, SOM and MVRDV.
The 21,000 m2 site is positioned next to the existing urban fabric in the future development zones of the Yongsan master plan. BIG’s design includes two elegant towers with a height of 214 and 204m. To meet the height requirements of the site, the exceeding building mass is transformed into an upper and lower horizontal bar, which bridge the two towers at 140m and 70 m height. The two towers are additionally connected through the arrival bar at the ground level - and a courtyard below ground.
 
 
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