#Empower | 04 Mar, 2022

Get to know SCOPE Langsuanā€™s design consultant, Kohn Pedersen Fox

Established in 1976, Kohn Pedersen Fox is a world-renowned architectural practice and one of the largest firms in New York City, where it is headquartered today. As passionate purveyors of quality and innovation, we are very proud to have partnered with KPF as the design consultant for SCOPE Langsuan. Read on to learn more about the history of this remarkable company.

Over the years, the firm has built its reputation by spearheading some of the most prominent projects in the most lucrative addresses worldwide, from skyscrapers to schools, in locations spanning London, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, and more. With a team of over 700 staff and offices in 8 major locales, they have worked to define the skylines of numerous iconic cities with their signature brand of timeless and thoughtful design. A recent project of theirs, Hudson Yards, was the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, and one of the most complex mixed-use construction projects ever built in New York City. It went on to win numerous design awards, including the Future Civic Project of the Year at the World Architecture Festival Awards in 2016.

 

Another notable project for KPF was the Lotte World Tower, which is the tallest building in South Korea and one of the ten tallest buildings in the world. The elegantly tapering structure marries modernity with forms inspired by the historic Korean arts of ceramics, porcelain, and calligraphy, and incorporates sustainable design strategies such as wind turbines and water harvesting systems. In 2019, it was one of five KPF projects to make the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s list of 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years, along with developments like Tour First, a renovation and expansion of one of France's first skyscrapers; and the International Commerce Center, which overlooks Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor.

Across this incredibly diverse body of work, KPF’s signature design philosophy remains unchanged: a desire to find the smartest solution for each project. Operating from the belief that “the best design is the product of an open-minded search, one without preconceptions or stylistic formulae,” passionate young architects work alongside seasoned experts, often inventing new techniques along the way. In their own words, the firm’s buildings make contributions to the built environment that go beyond their physical footprint: they influence our social life, contribute to our culture, help to stimulate commerce, create urban landscapes, and affect the larger ecology of the planet.