We've the Zenith

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Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith
We've the Zenith Towers in Marine City, Busan, South Korea.jpg
We've the Zenith Towers in Marine City, Haeundae District.
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Location U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
Construction started November 2007
Completed November 2011
Opening December 2011
Height
Architectural
  • Tower A: 301 m (988 ft)[1]
  • Tower B: 281.5 m (924 ft)[2]
  • Tower C: 265 m (869 ft)[3]
Technical details
Floor count
  • Tower A: 80[1]
  • Tower B: 75[2]
  • Tower C: 70[3]
Floor area
  • Tower A: 128,595 m2 (1,384,185 sq ft)[1]
  • Tower B: 120,136 m2 (1,293,133 sq ft)[2]
Design and construction
Architect DeStefano + Partners
Developer Daewon Plus Construction
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti
Main contractor Doosan Engineering & Construction
Website
www.doosanenc.com/en
References
[1][2][3]

Busan Haeundae Doosan We’ve the Zenith is a complex of three residential towers which were completed in 2011. With 80 floors and a height of 301m, Tower A is the 8th tallest residential building in the world,[4] and has been officially announced as the second tallest building in Korea, according to the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs. The Haeundae Doosan We’ve the Zenith consists of three residential buildings, a 70, 75 and 80 story building each, with 1,788 households in total and one office building on its 42,500 square metres (457,000 sq ft) site. The total construction work took 48 months from November 2007 to November 2011.[5]

Architecture and design[edit]

The curves from the waves of the Haeundae beach, and Mt. Jang contribute to the design of this particular complex, and it is inspired by the shape of flower petals as well. The curved shape of the exterior allows residents to enjoy the spectacular views of Haeundae beach, Nurimaru and Gwangan Bridge at a glance with the maximized size of the windows.

De Stefano & Partners,[6] a world-renowned specialist design firm in a field of high rise architecture, is credited for the architecture of Doosan We’ve the Zenith; Jerde Partnership International designed the commercial building; and the SWA Group, which conducted the landscaping of the U.S. Disney World, carried out landscaping work of Haeundae Doosan We’ve the Zenith.

Structure and safety[edit]

A structural health monitoring (SHM) system equipped with state-of-the-art sensors that check wind load and earthquake load to the building in real time has been applied to Haeundae Doosan We’ve the Zenith. The structural design was carried out by U.S. Thornton Tomasetti, a firm that also designed Taipei 101—a famous high-rise building in Taiwan.[6]

The Haeundae Doosan We’ve the Zenith has a refuge area every three floors, which can be utilized as a resting area or a hanging garden under normal circumstances and is used as a refuge space in the event of emergency. To prevent spalling, which is the explosion that can occur when the concrete is exposed to high temperatures, the buildings were built with high strength concrete using a spalling failure prevention method. This technology was recognized with a New Construction Technology Certification from the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs in September 2008.

Other facilities for residents[edit]

The complex houses the following facilities for residents: a wine club; a soundproof music practice room and a family cinema; hobby rooms and reading rooms. Also Haeundae Doosan We’ve the Zenith has its own condominium that can be used as a guest house for residents and a square ballroom for parties, seminars and other events.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower B - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  3. ^ a b c "Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower C - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  4. ^ "100 Tallest Residential Buildings in the World". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "We’ve the Zenith". Thornton Tomasetti. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "We’ve the Zenith Construction Begins". Thornton Tomasetti. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 

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Coordinates: 35°09′27″N 129°08′40″E / 35.15750°N 129.14444°E / 35.15750; 129.14444