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.

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