Ajmal Aqtash: Lotte Supertower

  • ©2008, Ajmal Aqtash, Lotte Supertower



Lotte Supertower


SIGGRAPH 2008: Design and Computation

Creation Year:



Architecture and Design

Artist Statement:

Lotte Super Tower is a super-tall, mixed-use building including retail, offices, hotel, and an observation deck in southeastern Seoul. The tower’s design, in which the building transforms smoothly from a square base to a circle at 1,640 feet (555 meters), is inspired by an organizational strategy based on an ancient Korean observatory.


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Other Information:

Design Partner: Mustafa Abadan

Architectural Associate Design Director: Chris Cooper

Technical Partner: Carl Galioto

Architectural Associate Technical Director: Nicholas Holt

Structural Partner: William Baker

Structures Director: Charles Besjak

Project Manager Associate Director: Brant Coletta

Rendering: Swim by 7th Art