Lotte Duty Free Seoul
Inspired by its top-of-the-world location, the design for Lotte Duty Free is more than just pie in the sky.
The 12,533-SM Lotte Duty Free is the third largest freestanding duty free store in the world. It is located at the top podium level of Lotte World Tower—the tallest tower in Seoul. With the goal of positioning the space as the pinnacle of luxury, CallisonRTKL took inspiration from above for the lighting and interior design of the public spaces, merchandise areas and amenity facilities. The team included a large atrium that connects the upper level to the lower and features bright, back-lit features along the ceiling edge. The information desk and elevator lobby feature soft, curvilinear walls and lighting elements, and the VIP lounges include cloud-like sculptural elements. High efficiency lighting paired with semi-translucent screen walls reduce energy consumption and allow natural light in while guarding against glare.