Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith

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Haeundae Doosan
Marine City, Haeundae District.
General information
LocationU-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
Coordinates35°09′24.09″N 129°08′41.99″E / 35.1566917°N 129.1449972°E / 35.1566917; 129.1449972Coordinates: 35°09′24.09″N 129°08′41.99″E / 35.1566917°N 129.1449972°E / 35.1566917; 129.1449972
Construction startedNovember 2007
CompletedNovember 2011
OpeningDecember 2011
  • 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
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
ArchitectDeStefano + Partners
DeveloperDaewon Plus Construction
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
Main contractorDoosan Engineering & Construction

Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith is a complex of three residential towers in the Haeundae District of Busan, South Korea, which was completed in 2011. With 80 floors and a height of 301 m, Tower A is the 13th 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, with 70, 75 and 80 stories respectively, comprising 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 the complex, and it is inspired by the shape of flower petals as well.[citation needed] The curved shape of the exterior allows residents views of Haeundae beach, Nurimaru and Gwangan Bridge.[citation needed]

De Stefano & Partners,[6] a 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 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 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.[citation needed]


The complex houses a number of facilities for residents, including a wine club, soundproof music practice room, 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 ballroom for parties, seminars and other events.


See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d "Doosan Haeundae - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
  2. ^ a b c d "Doosan Haeundae - 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. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2009.


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