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Lotte World 2
Seoul, South Korea

Lotte World 2 is the retail and leisure anchor to the Lotte World Tower complex.

Located in Seoul's Gangnam Business District (Chamsil) in South Korea, the Lotte World Complex's icon is the 123-floor Lotte World Tower and will be Korea's tallest structure and be considered one of the tallest buildings (556 m) in the world when completed in 2015.

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the super tower's gross floor area (GFA) of +300,000 m² and will feature a luxury hotel and Class A offices.

Lotte World 2 (designed by Benoy) is the 200,000 m2 retail and entertainment destination that will feature a luxury department store, upscale shopping mall, entertainment tower and world-class concert hall.

Thomas Consultants was retained by the Lotte Group to assist the development and design team to define the retail development opportunity for the shopping mall and its interface with the 'super tower', which involved:

  • Project role and function;
  • Retail market positioning;
  • Retail program and tenant mix plan; and
  • Collaboration with design team to refine retail and tenant layout plan.