The 26-storey high-rise complex LG Electronics Tower in the South Korean capital Seoul consists of two buildings standing parallel to each other, slightly offset, and connected by a glass strip. The supporting structure consists of a steel frame and composite ceilings on each floor. Reinforced concrete cores located at the respective ends of the two buildings provide the necessary bracing against wind and earthquake loads.
Between the core elements, concrete slabs function as horizontal slices. The thickness of the core walls decreases with increasing storey height, which made it possible to achieve a significant contribution to weight minimisation. In addition to the actual supporting structure, Werner Sobek designed the modular high-rise facade, a lobby facade supported by cable trusses and a point-supported glass canopy at the entrance.
RMJM/Hillier, New York/USA
2004 − 2006
2007 − 2009
Services by Werner Sobek
LG Electronics, Seoul/South Korea
HG Esch, Hennef/Germany