Busan, South Korea
Sindosy Design Group, a major architecture and engineering design firm in Busan, Korea, asked for WQB Architecture to assist in the development plan for a new mixed-use site on the seaside in the Hyundai area of Busan. WQB provided programming and site plan options for development of a retail plaza with a 1.2 million SF tower which included a 400-room 5-Star hotel and luxury condominiums. The design criterion was to provide a plan which allowed public use of the retail plaza while ensuring total privacy for the hotel guests and condominium towers. The retail plaza was positioned to provide a new energized streetscape across from a very popular public beach. WQB’s design met the environmentally sustainable requirements of the project by developing, among other features, a green roof on the retail base which provides a public park at the third floor level.