Dancing Towers

Seoul, South Korea


The Dancing Towers design concept is for three 41-story residential towers in the Yongsan International Business District redevelopment, in which Studio Libeskind did a masterplan.

The design was inspired by the traditional Korean Buddhist dance of Seung-Moo, where the billowing sleeves of a dancer’s gown are gracefully propelled by her movements. Each tower features a subtle rotation to create a sense of movement in the harmonious composition. The rotation and twists in each tower maximize light, air, and views in the relatively dense configuration.

The towers will house approx. 830 middle-income residential units, and retail facilities that include a wedding hall and cultural center. The configuration maximizes the amount of available landscaped public space that includes two public parks and open space, a playground, and a massive waterfront park along the Han River. The amenity podium that links the three towers will have amenities including a spa, fitness center, event space, bars, media room, art gallery, and community library.