Case Study

The Lotte World Tower is a 123-floor, 555-meter supertall skyscraper located in Seoul, South Korea. It hosts retail, office, residential units, a hotel and an observation deck, with underground parking, operations and maintenance facilities.

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The Problem

The Lotte World Tower required an integrated life safety and security system and would need to be a blend of Korean and International codes. In some cases, the codes conflicted and were controversial. In other cases, the firefighting and evacuation systems were in conflict.

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The Solution

Where the IBC conflicted with the KBC, we assessed each situation and designed a solution for each specific case on how to move forward, which created an integrated and efficient approach to safety and accounted for the conflict between firefighting and safe evacuation.

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The Results

Our solution allowed for an extremely efficient system with minimum architectural design changes, a smooth workflow with architects and engineers and a cost-effective analysis. The architectural integrity of the building was upheld because of our solution.