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Tower Palace III

Tower Palace III

Tower Palace III promotes a new standard of high-rise living and landmark structure for the city of Seoul, Korea. Standing at 73 stories, The Tower Palace III is the tallest all residential building in the world.

The building includes a central core with three walls that form a tripod-like structure. The tower’s shape is extremely efficient in shedding wind vortex and reducing the negative forces on the exterior wall. This tripartite form and plan arrangement also allow for maximum views of the northern cityscape and the landscape to the south at both the lower floors and penthouse units. For the residents of the building, the property’s amenities include a sports club, restaurants and retail shops, a gallery, a banquet room, a business center, a sky garden and a large park at the south end of the building.

The exterior of the building is comprised of a series of radiating planes that creates a dynamic and an ever-changing appearance as the sun moves throughout the day. The effect gives a strong sense of verticality to the tower and allows for the discreet movement of air through the units. The tower is clad in a light blue-green tinted high performance glass to allow for maximum light transmission and bright views.


Adrian Smith, Design Partner
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP


Samsung Corporation


CTBUH, 10 Year Award, Finalist


Korea Culture and Architecture Design Award, Presidential Award