POSCO E&C’s skyscraper technique opens up greater future for Korea.
Being the tallest building in Busan and the second tallest in Korea, LCT The Sharp has established itself as a landmark of Haeundae. Designed with a columnar joint along the coastline as a motif, LCT The Sharp forms a natural setback towards the top. To bring out the image of Busan as a marine city, a wavy pattern was applied to the sides.
The wavy pattern was implemented in a curved line. Overall, this complex was created to resemble a forest in the city. It consists of a high-rise residential facility, a six-star tourist hotel, a serviced apartment, a high-end commercial facility, and a recreational facility.
The exterior design was developed with a focus on expressing beautiful wavy curves. This design was inspired by the organic movement of waves, the topography of Haeundae, and the shapes of marine organisms. As for the layout of buildings, the standardized technique was eliminated so as to make the most of the beautiful scenery of Haeundae Beach. For the shape of the tower, a focus was placed on maintaining the natural flow.
Therefore, rather than the rectangular box shape, a Y-shaped ground plan was integrated with soft curves at some points to create harmoniously flowing lines. As techniques required for the construction of skyscrapers, outrigger & belt wall technique, core walls of 1 m or thicker, high-rise foundation design technique, high-performance concrete, and high-strength large-diameter rebars were applied.