August 2012: On the Drawing Board
Residence Hall at University of Puget Sound; $160 million Fort Irwin Replacement Hospital; Boston residential tower; high school expansion in New York; 28-story Manhattan office tower.
Mixed-use towers in Seoul awake the dancing dragons
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture designed Dancing Dragons, a pair of landmark mixed-use towers, for the new Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, South Korea. Slender mini-towers cantilevered around a central core make up the buildings, which include residential, “officetel,” and retail elements. The design aesthetic, including the building skin, includes aspects of traditional Korean culture. In both buildings the mini-tower cuts are clad in glass at the top and bottom, making for dramatic skylights above the units at the highest levels and a transparent floor beneath the units at the lowest levels. The Building Team also includes PositivEnergy Practice and Werner Sobek.