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Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith

At 80 stories, Tower A is the tallest of three towers that form the centerpiece of the Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith development.

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Project Details

Project Partners
DeStefano + Partners, Ltd.
Owner
Daewon Plus Construction
Location
Busan, South Korea
Completion Date
Area
6.7 million ft²
Height
Tower A: 984 ft
Number of Stories
Tower A: 80
Number of Units/Apartments
1,788
Project Awards

ACEC New York, Platinum Award, 2013

Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith in Busan, South Korea. Jongsoo Hur/Pxhere.com
Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith in Busan, South Korea. Park Sung Hoon photo
Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith in Busan, South Korea. Courtesy Doosan Engineering & Construction
Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith in Busan, South Korea. Park Sung Hoon photo
Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith in Busan, South Korea. Seungki Min/Studio Daniel Libeskind

Overview

Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith is built on the waterfront in Busan, South Korea’s second largest city. At 80 stories, Tower A is the tallest of three towers that form the centerpiece of a 572,534-square-meter development, which includes 1,788 residential units, a retail podium and six basement levels for retail, parking and mechanical facilities. 

We provided structural design services to DeStefano + Partners, Ltd. for the complex, which was completed in 2011.

zenith Park Sung Hoon photo

Highlights

  • We designed the structures to withstand winds of 90 miles per hour and gusts to 105 miles per hour.
  • We designed Tower A with a wide stance at an aspect ratio of nearly 1:7 to improve the stability and comfort for occupants.
  • We also designed an efficient core wall, which is butterfly-shaped in cross section, to maximize building stiffness and minimize the amount of material for Tower A.
  • The towers present a smooth rounded face to the wind, making them aerodynamic to reduce wind forces.
  • A structural health monitoring system measures the building’s condition by tacking real-time wind velocity and deflection, building acceleration and ground motions. The structural performance, serviceability and safety are evaluated based on the collected data.

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