Busan Facts

Population 3,590,101 (2012) Source: Dynamic Busan: Busan Metropolitan City
Area 767 km² • 296 mi² Source: Dynamic Busan: Busan Metropolitan City
150m+ Buildings 48 Completed9 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed3 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A (300 m)
Global Ranking #20 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #15 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #2 in South Korea by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Lotte Hotel Busan (1997)
Average Building Age 8 years
Most Common Function Residential, 89%
Most Common Material Concrete, 94%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   LCT Landmark Tower 2020 412 m
2   LCT Residential Tower A 2020 339 m
3   LCT Residential Tower B 2020 333 m
4   Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A 2011 300 m
5   Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 2 2011 292 m
6   Busan International Finance Center Landmark T… 2014 289 m
7   Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower B 2011 282 m
8   Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 1 2011 273 m
9   Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower C 2011 265 m
10   WBC The Palace 1 2011 265 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

Building Function More Charts

Based on 57 Buildings Over 150m Height

 

Structural Material More Charts

Based on 52 Buildings Over 150m Height

 

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

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

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011 – CTBUH Research

Videos

SKYSCRAPER Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature
27 Oct 2015 – Chang-Soon Choi & Sooin Oh, Samoo Architects & Engineers

Busan Lotte Tower: Integrating Programmatic and Structural Strategies
Oct 2011 – Brant E. Coletta & Charles Besjak, SOM

Research Papers

Structural Design Considerations and Challenges for Busan’s Haeundae Resort Complex
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Design Considerations for Concrete High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3

From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront

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Papers Related to Busan

Structural Design Considerations and Challenges for Busan’s Haeundae Resort Complex
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kwang Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers
In the early twentieth century, many countries were obsessed with high-rise buildings taller than 100 stories, and Korea was swept up in the challenge to build high-rise…
Design Considerations for Concrete High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3; Kwangryang Chung & Chulho Park, Dongyang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C
Busan’s Haeundae Resort project, which is currently being constructed by POSCO E&C, comprises the 101-story Landmark Tower and two 85-story residential towers. Presently…
From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Daniel Libeskind & Carla Swickerath, Studio Libeskind
Overpopulation, climate change, aging infrastructure: the threats facing tomorrow’s cities are, in many ways, design problems. The challenges of today’s world have to be…
SKYSCRAPER Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Chang-Soon Choi & Sooin Oh, Samoo Architects & Engineers
An essential element of skyscraper architecture lies in its adaptability to an existing environment. For its massiveness in height and size, a skyscraper, while becoming…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
Structure Engineering of W-Project in Busan Yonghoman
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Jong Soo Kim, Hyun Hee Ryu, Duck Won Cho & Eun Gyu Choi, C.S. Structural Engineering (CSSE)
W-Project is 70-story mixed-use residential building complex project in Busan, South Korea. As it is a high-rise building complex located at the coast, the residents have…
Challenges in Structural Design of W-Project
Sep 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 3; Jong Soo Kim, CS Structural Engineering
W-Project is 70-story mixed-use residential building complex project in Busan, the second biggest city in South Korea. There were many difficult challenges to be solved…
Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; CTBUH Research
In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The results were somewhat…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings…
Case Study: Haeundae I'Park, Busan
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; Carla Swickerath, Studiop Daniel Libeskind; Peter Tillson, Arup
The I'Park development creates a new, forward-looking image for the Hyundai Development Company and a new vision for residential living in Busan. In South Korea, there is…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: South Korea: Past, Present and Future
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
As of the year 2000, there were only 9 buildings 150 meters or taller in all of South Korea. Just twelve years later, there are now 124 buildings 150+ meters in height…
Urban Development in Asia
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Stephan S. Huh, Parker Durrant International
Busan is the second largest city in Korea, in constant competition against Seoul for the title of largest. Some of its efforts to rejuvenate part of city have included…
Structural Design and Analysis of Trump-world Marine
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Jong Soo Kim, Chang Hoon Shin & Dong Hwan Kim, CS Structural Engineering; Young Seok Lee, Daewoo E&C
This paper introduces the structural design and analysis of the Trump-World Marine. As a residential development, this building is located at Haewoondae, Busan, Korea. It…

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