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Sky-High Urban Gardens

Block H is a Slice of Nature Set in the Heart of Seoul's Business District

— June 12, 2012 — Art & Design
Block H is the latest skyscraper designed for Seoul’s Yongsan International Business district. Block H was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, and measures an impressive 1,263 feet. The building will be mixed use, featuring residences and dining.

Block H will be split into three wings, with rooftop gardens appearing as the tower increases in size. The biggest attraction of the skyscraper, aside from the rooftop gardens, is its pool. The pool appears about two-thirds of the way up Block H, and juts out precariously over the edge.

This skyscraper is just one of many (15 to be exact) planned for the Yongsan International Business district. KPF’s design is sure to stand out, and will more than likely be a big attraction once construction on the district is complete.
Trend Themes
1. Vertical Gardens - The trend of incorporating rooftop gardens in skyscrapers presents an opportunity for innovative designs and sustainable living.
2. Mixed-use Buildings - The rise of mixed-use buildings that combine residential and commercial spaces opens up new possibilities for urban living and work environments.
3. Distinctive Architecture - The demand for unique and eye-catching architectural designs in business districts offers opportunities for architects and developers to showcase their creativity.
Industry Implications
1. Real Estate - The real estate industry can capitalize on the demand for mixed-use buildings and unique architectural designs in business districts.
2. Sustainable Agriculture - The growing popularity of vertical gardens creates a new market for sustainable agriculture practices in urban environments.
3. Construction - The construction industry has a role in building skyscrapers with rooftop gardens, requiring innovative construction techniques and materials.
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