Cross # Towers in Seoul Will Transform Han Riverfront
Seoul has become a futuristic hotbed of architecture the past decade, and the city’s transformation will continue with the Cross # Towers in the Yongsan International Business District nestled along the city’s Han Riverfront. Part of the Yongsan Master Plan, the project, a collaboration between Studio Liebeskind and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) for the Korean development group DreamHub, the showpiece will be two towers 669 and 704 feet tall. The towers in turn will be connected by massive bridges 230 and 460 feet above ground--hence the “#” in the project’s name. Rooftop gardens will allow for recreational activities and allow spaces reminiscent of Korea’s traditional courtyards of times that have long passed. Just one more reason why Korea is becoming THE center for everything from architecture to fashion to technology and yes, sustainability. There are fewer places more dynamic than this little peninsula wedged between Japan and China. Enjoy the artists' renderings, courtesy BIG.