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Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Korea, South Architecture News - Apr 25, 2022 - 11:15   756 views

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Mecanoo has completed an office tower with stark black and fuchsia façade in Busan, the second most populous city of South Korea.

Named Heungkuk Tower Busan, the 20,000-square-metre office tower functions as an office building and located adjacent to the coastline and close to the city’s high speed rail network. 

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Mecanoo created a distinguishing feature on its façade that comprises stark black and fuchsia colors arranged in various linear patterns. 

"The role of the frame extends beyond decoration, continuously creating different atmospheres, filtering incoming light and making shadows across the interior spaces," said Mecanoo. 

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Reaching at 15-storey, the entrance level is designed as a double-height lobby. While the building maximizes the land allocation, the tower sits elegantly in a densely built up area of the city. 

"The relationship between the building and its surroundings reflects the passing of time, changing from day to night," stated Mecanoo. "As the building glows from within, its characteristic facade pattern is revealed to the surroundings," the office added.

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

A roof garden acts as a retreat area for employees and visitors of the companies in the building and an environment offering views into the port and surrounding district.

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Ground floor plan

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

First floor plan

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Second floor office 

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Elevations

Mecanoo completes Heungkuk Tower Busan with stark black and fuchsia façade

Elevations

Mecanoo is currently working a new Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi, which is set to be "the largest of its kind" in the region. 

The firm upgraded the ground floor of World Port Centre Rotterdam Building in Rotterdam.

Project facts

Project name: Heungkuk Tower Busan

Architects: Mecanoo 

Programme: Office building with total 20,000 m2 of office space

Design: 2016

Realisation: 2017-2020

Client: Heungkuk Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Facade consultant: Excfirm, Seoul, South Korea

All images © Kyungsub Shin

All drawings © Mecanoo

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