FKI Tower

Seoul, N/A / Korea South

CITATION OF MERIT

Completed in December 2013, the new head office building for the Federation of Korean Industries, FKI Tower is a major new addition to the skyline of Seoul, Korea. The 50-story, 240-meter tower features an innovative exterior wall, designed specifically for the project.

The tower features high-quality finishes and fixtures throughout including linen finish stainless steel doors, unfilled silver travertine floors and white glass walls and ceilings. The tower also includes several indoor garden/atrium spaces that enhance the workplace environment with natural elements of wood, bamboo and other native plants.

The interior of the building takes advantage of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the exterior wall, offering an abundance of natural light to office spaces and corridors as well as extensive views of neighboring Yeoido Park, the Han River and the surrounding city.



Architect of record

Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
111 West Monroe, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Phone: 312-920-1888
Fax: 312-920-1775
adriansmith@smithgill.com

Associate architect

Hyun Choi
Chang-Jo Architects
27, Teheran-Ro 2-Gil, Gangnam-Gu
Seoul, NA 150-881, Korea
Phone: 82 2 2177 8300
Fax: 82 2 2086 0143
zephyros@cja.co.kr

General contractor

Jinwoo Ko
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd
140-2 Gae-dong, Jongno-gu
Seoul, NA 110-793, Korea
Phone: 2 3744-2801
Fax: 2-785-5906
jinwooko@hdec.kr

Consultant 1

Mehdi Jalayerian
Environmental Systems Design
175 W Jackson Blvd, Suite #1400
Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Phone: 312 456 2268
mjalayerian@esdglobal.com

Consultant 2

Robert Sinn
Thornton Tomasetti
330 N. Wabash, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Phone: 312.596.2000
Fax: 312.596.2001
rsinn@thorntontomasetti.com

Photographer

Namgoong Sun
Namgoong Sun Photography
Phone: 82 10 5494 6090
viewpt@gmail.com