Energy Dream Center 14 Jeungsan-ro, Mapo-gu GAP Architekten, 2012  The Energy Dream Center is a center for renewable energy. With a floor space of 3500 m2, the zero energy building houses exhibitions and information related to renewable energy. Headed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE from Germany, it combines energy savings and efficiency. Photo: Martin Eberle

Energy Dream Center 14 Jeungsan-ro, Mapo-gu GAP Architekten, 2012 The Energy Dream Center is a center for renewable energy. With a floor space of 3500 m2, the zero energy building houses exhibitions and information related to renewable energy. Headed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE from Germany, it combines energy savings and efficiency. Photo: Martin Eberle

Trade Tower (Korea World Trade Center) 159 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu Nikken Sekkei (with Archiban Architects, Jung Lin Architects), 1988  The Trade Tower is a 54-story office building and part of the Korean World Trade Center. At 228 meters it is one of the tallest buildings in South Korea. In 1984, Nikken Sekkei architects of Japan won the first prize in a design competition for the tower. It resembles two quadro-level towers in mirror image of each other. Photo: Martin Eberle

Trade Tower (Korea World Trade Center) 159 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu Nikken Sekkei (with Archiban Architects, Jung Lin Architects), 1988 The Trade Tower is a 54-story office building and part of the Korean World Trade Center. At 228 meters it is one of the tallest buildings in South Korea. In 1984, Nikken Sekkei architects of Japan won the first prize in a design competition for the tower. It resembles two quadro-level towers in mirror image of each other. Photo: Martin Eberle

Seoul Museum of History 2-1 Sinmunno 1 ga, Jongno-gu Kimm Jong-sun, 1998  Seoul was the capital of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty, and the Seoul Museum of History depicts the evolution of the city from its prehistoric period to today. It also contains a giant city model. The building is made of steel and glass is shaped like a large 'U' in plan with a semi-enclosed courtyard in the middle. Photo: Martin Eberle

Seoul Museum of History 2-1 Sinmunno 1 ga, Jongno-gu Kimm Jong-sun, 1998 Seoul was the capital of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty, and the Seoul Museum of History depicts the evolution of the city from its prehistoric period to today. It also contains a giant city model. The building is made of steel and glass is shaped like a large 'U' in plan with a semi-enclosed courtyard in the middle. Photo: Martin Eberle

S-Trenue Tower 26-1 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu MASS Studies, 2009  This L-shaped office tower in Yeouido's financial center has 36 floors, designed as a public podium and three slimmer vertical elements. Two of these hug the central core at different angels. The overall appearance thus is that of a giant chromosome. The spaces between the 'bundled matrix' elements are used as sky gardens. Photo: Martin Eberle

S-Trenue Tower 26-1 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu MASS Studies, 2009 This L-shaped office tower in Yeouido's financial center has 36 floors, designed as a public podium and three slimmer vertical elements. Two of these hug the central core at different angels. The overall appearance thus is that of a giant chromosome. The spaces between the 'bundled matrix' elements are used as sky gardens. Photo: Martin Eberle

63-Building (Korea Life Insurance Building) 60 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), 1985  The '63 Building' is one of the most recognizable and thus best known skyscrapers in Seoul. It looks like a gold bar and is nicknamed the 'golden tooth'. Photo: Martin Eberle

63-Building (Korea Life Insurance Building) 60 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), 1985 The '63 Building' is one of the most recognizable and thus best known skyscrapers in Seoul. It looks like a gold bar and is nicknamed the 'golden tooth'. Photo: Martin Eberle

Luce Chapel of Yonsei University 134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu Kim Seok-jai, 1974  The Luce Chapel Is the architectural highlight of Yonsei University Campus and was sponsored by the Luce Foundation. The building is used as the headquarters for the Office of Chaplaincy and hosts a sanctuary, prayer room, classrooms, and offices. Most official university ceremonies, worship services and religious meetings are held in this building as well. Photo: Martin Eberle

Luce Chapel of Yonsei University 134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu Kim Seok-jai, 1974 The Luce Chapel Is the architectural highlight of Yonsei University Campus and was sponsored by the Luce Foundation. The building is used as the headquarters for the Office of Chaplaincy and hosts a sanctuary, prayer room, classrooms, and offices. Most official university ceremonies, worship services and religious meetings are held in this building as well. Photo: Martin Eberle

Boutique 'Ann Demeulemeester' 650-14, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu MASS Studies (Architect: Cho Minsuk + Park Kisu), 2007  This fashion boutique for the Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester has a façade that is designed to be a vertical garden with living plants. The main elevation is a geotextile wall planted with a herbaceous perennial, the other three clad in steel sheets with propylene resin. Photo: Martin Eberle

Boutique 'Ann Demeulemeester' 650-14, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu MASS Studies (Architect: Cho Minsuk + Park Kisu), 2007 This fashion boutique for the Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester has a façade that is designed to be a vertical garden with living plants. The main elevation is a geotextile wall planted with a herbaceous perennial, the other three clad in steel sheets with propylene resin. Photo: Martin Eberle

Sun Tower 37-38 Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu Thom Mayne/Morphosis, 1997  The Sun Tower, designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis from Los Angeles, stands on two neighboring properties. The two property owners were in dispute. The building is severed vertically down the center to express this duality. From the street, the building appears to be two slender towers with a second skin attached. Photo: Martin Eberle

Sun Tower 37-38 Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu Thom Mayne/Morphosis, 1997 The Sun Tower, designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis from Los Angeles, stands on two neighboring properties. The two property owners were in dispute. The building is severed vertically down the center to express this duality. From the street, the building appears to be two slender towers with a second skin attached. Photo: Martin Eberle

World Peace Gate 426, Olimpik-ro, Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu Kim Joong-up, 1988  The World Peace Gate is located at the west entrance of the Olympic Park. It features an eternal flame with the Seoul Peace Declaration inscribed and was built for the 1988 Olympic Games. It is constructed at the Seonlin Commemoration Park within the Olympic Park as a steel-reinforced concrete structure. With a height of 24 m, it possesses a solemn appearance. Photo: Martin Eberle

World Peace Gate 426, Olimpik-ro, Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu Kim Joong-up, 1988 The World Peace Gate is located at the west entrance of the Olympic Park. It features an eternal flame with the Seoul Peace Declaration inscribed and was built for the 1988 Olympic Games. It is constructed at the Seonlin Commemoration Park within the Olympic Park as a steel-reinforced concrete structure. With a height of 24 m, it possesses a solemn appearance. Photo: Martin Eberle

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