Dominique Perrault Architecture


2012   |   2013

The Blade - Yongsan International Business District

Séoul, Korea

Tower B2-2 Yongsan Ibd
Yongsan International Business District
Sky Island, Seoul, South Korea
Winning project

Other offices building inside the Yongsan International Business Center :
As + Gg - Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture Llp,
Riken Yamamoto & Fieldshop,
Murphy/Jahn Architects,
Tange Associate Architects,
Coop Himmelb(l)au,
Sdl - Studio Daniel Liebeskind Architect,
Som - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,
Renzo Piano Building Workshop,
Kpf - Kohn Perdersen Fox, Associates,
Asymptote Architecture,
Rex Architecture,
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
height 292.50m
Number of levels
56 above-ground floors
8 underground floors

tower 128,400m²
Average surface / tower
by level 2,350m²
pavilion 3,300m²
total 131,700m²
Footprint of the tower
- tower 2,570m²
- pavilion 875m²
- sunken Plaza 780m² 

Commissionned architect Dominique Perrault Architecture
Local architecte Samoo
Engineering offices Bollinger+Grohmann (Structures) - Hl Technik (Building Services, Security, Coordination) Jean-Paul Lamoureux (Accoustics)

• business forum
• reception and conferences area
• meeting area
• business bar and cafe
• concierge services
• fitness lobby
• sports and fitness center
• footing track
• water bar
• spa
• offices
• latest generation offices
• meeting rooms
• boardroom
• international restaurants
• bars and retail
• rooftop - botanical garden
•  panoramic terrace

Winning project
concept design September - December 2011
schematic design January- April 2012