Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 1

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Height: Architectural 272.9 m / 895 ft
Height: Occupied 223.5 m / 733 ft
Height: To Tip 272.9 m / 895 ft
Height: Helipad 236.1 m / 775 ft
Floors Above Ground 66
Floors Below Ground 6
Development GFA 511,805 m² / 5,509,023 ft²


Official Name Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 1
Name of Complex Haeundae I Park Marina
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country South Korea
City Busan
Street Address & Map Haeundae Udong 1408
Building Function residential
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2011
Official Website Haeundae I'Park
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #295 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #177 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #12 Tallest in South Korea
City Ranking #8 Tallest in Busan

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Hyundai Industrial Development & Construction
Design Studio Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record Kunwon
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
Engineer of Record Dong Yang Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design SYSKA Hennessy Group
Engineer of Record Hyun Woo MEC; Suk Woo Engineering
Main Contractor Hyundai Industrial Development & Construction
Other Consultant
• Wind RWDI

About Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 1

The concept of the project was to build a powerful and unique icon expressed in a dynamic volume on the Busan waterfront. The development includes three high-rise residential towers (with 1631 units), a nine-story office building and a three-story retail building. The curvilinear geometry of the buildings plays with concepts of traditional Korean architecture, often derived from natural beauty such as the grace of an ocean wave. The sculpted forms of the composition, read against the city of Busan, create an iconic whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

The footprints of the towers are each made of differing unusual shapes, extruded vertically with the profiles tapered only at their crowns. The heights of the towers are varied to create a sculptural composition on the horizon. These elements break down the massing of the towers and help to maximize the view corridors of all the apartments as well as bring the most light possible into the developments beyond the site. The project maintains efficient floor plates and repeatable construction.

CTBUH Initiatives

Haeundae I'Park Chosen as Featured Building
Oct 2011 – Featured Tall Building

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper


From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
27 Oct 2015 – Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

Case Study: Haeundae I'Park, Busan
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV

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