World Business Center (WBCB)
Asymptote’s design, a single building comprising three distinct towers, effectively questions older notions of singularity and autonomy in tall building design.
The groundbreaking design by Asymptote Architecture was selected as the winning project in the international design competition in January, 2007, and the composition was inspired by Busan’s dramatic situation as a modern skyline set against a striking backdrop of mountains and sea.
The fifty-story base building negotiates both the site and city, transporting visitors upward to a sky lobby and gardens with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding city and expansive natural vistas.
It is from this vantage point that the three slender towers rise even higher, gracefully tapering upwards surrounding a spectacular central voided space and the sky gardens.
The tallest tower expresses the inherent structural elegance of the scheme as a whole, and through the entire building’s elegant, formal and sculptural manifestation, the WBCB provides Busan and Korea with a unique, symbolic architectural expression for the 21st Century.
At at height of 560 meters the building will be among the tallest in Asia.