D-Cube City

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D-Cube City
General information
Type Mixed-Use
Address 360-45 Shindorim-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Town or city Seoul
Country South Korea
Construction started 2007
Completed 2011
Opened 2011
Cost 1.3 trillion won
Client Daesung Industrial Co., Ltd.
Technical details
Floor count 51 Stories and 8 Basements
Floor area 350,054 sq. meters
Design and construction
Architect Samoo Architects & Engineers (Local Design/Executive/Residential Architect), The Jerde Partnership (Design Architects)
Other designers

Landscape Architect: Oikos,

Consultant: Mori Building Company
Main contractor Daesung Industrial Co., Ltd.
Awards and prizes 2012 MIPIM Awards Finalist, Shopping Centre Category
Official Website

D-Cube City is a mega-complex which includes department stores, office spaces, park, art center, parking garage, theatre, hotel, restaurants, theme park, and private residences. [1] This mixed use facility was developed by the same groups that developed Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.[2]


The steel and glass façade and open internal architecture provides an opportunity for the surrounding landscape to enter into the structure, both visually and literally as many stores open out onto the adjacent parks and gardens. Large atriums house many species of plants as well as internal water features and a six story waterfall. “Water flow” is one of the interior aesthetic themes. [3][4][5][6][7]

D-Cube City’s six acres of parks, plazas, and gardens are spread across the structure’s stepped roofs.[8]During construction, an endangered species of frog, Kaloula borealis was found on the site, and after discovering that the proposed structure’s site was the frogs’ habitat the designers recreated and incorporated a five billion won ecology park into the landscape design as a new habitat. [9]

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Coordinates: 37°30′35″N 126°53′25″E / 37.509677°N 126.890336°E / 37.509677; 126.890336