The architecture of the buildings designed by Andrian Smith+Gordon Gill unveiled twin Korean towers inspired mythical Korean dragons. The firm is one of the world’s leading skyscraper designers who design Burj Khalifa and Kingdon Tower.
The towers are knowned as Dancing Dragons, a pair of striking supertall skyscrapers that will reshape the skyline of Seoul, South Korea. The towers has 88- and 77-story feature a breathable scale-like skin through which air can circulate. Gaps between its overlapping panels feature operable 600-mm vents through which air can circulate, making the sin ‘breathable’ like that of certain animals.
The 450- and 390-meter-tall towers will include residential, office and retail elements. V-shaped massing cuts at the top and bottom of the mini-towers help reinforce the buildings’ angular geometry, and the cuts are arranged in a radial pattern that can be seen as viewers at ground level move around the towers. According to Smith + Gill, those massing cuts are meant to echo the eaves of traditional Korean temples.
The structural scheme is being done by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill along with Werner Sobek. The designing is also being done by PositivEnergy Practice, an engineering and energy consulting firm. The landscaping architecture will be done by Martha Schwartz Partners and it will also reflect the geometric aesthetics of the tower.