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About SAMOO Architects and Engineers

SAMOO Architects & Engineers is an architectural firm headquartered in Seoul, Korea with diversified services including architectural design, urban planning, interior design, and engineering. Since the firm’s founding in 1976, SAMOO has become one of the world’s largest architectural firms with a number of branch offices worldwide.

Employing more than 700 professionals, SAMOO’s diverse portfolio includes office, cultural, healthcare and biotechnology, residential, hospitality, academic, high-tech industrial, transportation, high-rise and mixed-use buildings. In 2011 & 2014, SAMOO was awarded the prestigious 'Red Dot Design Award' and was ranked 3rd in the category of architectural services compiled by Building Design(UK) 2015 WA-100.

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SAMOO Architects and Engineers at CTBUH

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver+ Sponsor

26-30 Oct 2015, Conference Sponsor – After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many…

The Frozen Han: Wintry Seoul

The Frozen Han: Wintry Seoul

19-26 Jan 2011, Tour Report – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and 12 advanced architectural students from the…

Seoul, Songdo and Meetings

Seoul, Songdo and Meetings

May 2010, Tour Report – Executive Director, Antony Wood, embarked to Seoul to begin the organization of the…

SAMOO Architects and Engineers at CTBUH

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver+ Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
The Frozen Han: Wintry Seoul
19-26 Jan 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and 12 advanced architectural students from the Illinois Institute of Technology visit Seoul to work on a hypothetical tall building design project.
Seoul, Songdo and Meetings
May 2010, Seoul – Tour Report
Executive Director, Antony Wood, embarked to Seoul to begin the organization of the anticipated Seoul 2011 conference and tour local tall buildings.
CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference Silver Sponsor
22-23 Oct 2009, Chicago – Conference Sponsor
Tall Buildings have enjoyed two decades of unprecedented development. That position is now under threat from the twin challenges of global climate change and a severe recession.

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Chang-Soon Choi

Chang-Soon Choi

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
Seoul, South Korea

Sooin Oh

Sooin Oh

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
Seoul, South Korea

CTBUH Resources Involving SAMOO Architects and Engineers

2015 New York Conference - Session 4a - Q&A

27 Oct 2015 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews
Panel Questions & Answers

SKYSCRAPER Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Chang-Soon Choi & Sooin Oh, Samoo Architects & Engineers

Dongtan: Green City in Sync with the Land

5 Feb 2010 – Hyung Il Lee, Samoo Architects & Engineers

Structural Design Considerations and Challenges for Busan’s Haeundae Resort Complex

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Kwang Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers

Design Considerations for Concrete High-Rise Buildings

Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3
Kwangryang Chung & Chulho Park, Dongyang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C

SKYSCRAPER Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature

26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront
Chang-Soon Choi & Sooin Oh, Samoo Architects & Engineers

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Papers/Research

Structural Design Considerations and Challenges for Busan’s Haeundae Resort Complex
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kwang Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers
In the early twentieth century, many countries were obsessed with high-rise buildings taller than 100 stories, and Korea was swept up in the challenge to build high-rise buildings. However, the effects of the economic recession in the USA caused many…
Design Considerations for Concrete High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3; Kwangryang Chung & Chulho Park, Dongyang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C
Busan’s Haeundae Resort project, which is currently being constructed by POSCO E&C, comprises the 101-story Landmark Tower and two 85-story residential towers. Presently, foundation and basement construction is complete, with a final completion date…
SKYSCRAPER Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Chang-Soon Choi & Sooin Oh, Samoo Architects & Engineers
An essential element of skyscraper architecture lies in its adaptability to an existing environment. For its massiveness in height and size, a skyscraper, while becoming a new landmark, brings inevitable influences – both positive and negative – to…
A Study on the Satisfaction with Work Space in High-rise Office Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Si-Hwa Bae, Kyungwon College; Sung-Moon Jung, Samoo Architects & Engineers
This study aims at finding the direction for improving the office space through the research on the working features and satisfaction of the workers by focusing on the inner environment rather than the outer appearance of high-rise office building.
Public Space Planning of Mixed-use High-rise Buildings - Focusing on the Use and Impact of Deck Structure in an Urban Development in Seoul
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Eun-Ju Park & Jae-Hyun Shim, Sejong University; Seung Park, Samoo
The purpose of this study is to analyze the planning and the design of public space at the street level of Mixed-use tall buildings currently developed and constructed in Korea. In recent years, Deck structure is highly used in many large scale…
HOBEM: High-rise Office Building Evaluation Model
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Gahng-Ju Lee, Changwon National University; Sung-Moon Jung, Samoo Architects & Engineers
The purpose of this study is on the establishment of evaluation model for high-rise office building, and its subject is as follows. (1) Theoretical consideration for the building evaluation: concept and characteristic of building evaluation, concept…

SAMOO Architects and Engineers Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 33 Completed
300m+ Buildings 4 Completed
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function residential, 25 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 18 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving SAMOO Architects and Engineers