The tower splashes upward from the winding water formation, creating balloon-like spheres representing drops of water suspended in the air. It connotes the “splash” that Cheongna will make as a modern city on the world map.
The emphasis on water in the design itself draws attention to the waterfront park, and symbolizes the connection of Gongchon River and Shimgok River. The tower design combines the image of modernity with natural fluid form. The energy behind the invigorating splash reinforces the impression of the energetic development of the natural assets of the site, in particular the waterfront scenery, and is a symbol development and connectedness. Circular rings around the circumference of the bulbs and the entire tower signify unity and urban centrality.
In addition to the two viewing observatories both providing magnificent 360 degree views at near and high levels, Tower will feature a range of interactive attractions within the structure, including user-generated LED lighting art created by visitors, a climbing wall and a spectacular water feature in the interior centre, simulating the design architecture of the tower and serving as wishing well for visitors to make their dreams.
ProgramObservatory Complex TowerLocationCheongna, KoreaDate2012ClientKorea Land CorporationArchitectHof Architects, LondonStructural EngineerGS Project, GermanyLuigi MartinoTypeCompetitionSize450 m Height