The signature high-rise tower project is located in the Gangnam area of Seoul, South Korea. Based on the dialogue with Beck Architects, bright annealed stainless steel for the number one and number two side of the panels was the dually pressed for visual interest. The response by the community was that this was a haute couture fashion building rather than an office for a major Korean corporation.
The art wall was integrated seamlessly into the facade using parametric modelling by Zahner. The multiple sized bumps were mapped through all stories as well as the entry soffit and the executive level conference rooms on the penthouse. Studies were made to determine optimal bump depth and size. The integration is hugely important to the overall composition of the Tower. Color shifts as well as reflections of the street level activity further distinguishes the facade as a "must see/photo opportunity" when strolling along the Gangnam neighborhood.
Working under MIJIE Industrial Company and Beck, Zahner developed a custom ZEPP feature to produce the building's facade. The "S" shape for Harim Tower provides a unique aesthetic and design signature for the corporate headquarters. Working with Well-Light, the team installed more than 10,000 LED lights of 4,000k color temperature which show through the building's million of perforations as well as being energy efficient.
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