Pictures: BIG’s Cross Towers in Seoul
Danish firm BIG has revealed plans for a striking residential complex in Seoul, aptly named the Cross # Towers.
The complex is situated in the Yongsan International Business District, which will transform the Han riverfront into a new commercial and residential centre.
Two towers, measuring 214m and 204, are connected by three public bridges at different levels – underground, street level and in the sky.
Bjarke Ingels, founding partner, BIG, said: “The resultant volume forms a distinct figure on the new skyline of Seoul – a cross that serves as a gateway to the new Yongsan Business District signalling a radical departure from the crude repetition of disconnected towers towards a new urban community that populates the three-dimensional space of the city.”
The development will offer over 600 high-end residences and amenities, including a library, gallery space and a kindergarten.
It is situated at the south-east edge of the Yongsan masterplan, designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind for the Korean development group Dreamhub.