Korea Electric Power Corporation Headquarters is a recent competition entry project designed by DRDS.
The design is inspired by KEPCO’s logo , embodied by the eternity of an infinite loop and the illumination that provides hope. It is also metaphor for clean energy sources generated by the company utilizing nuclear fusion and fission.
+ Project description courtesy of DRDS
The Project is a new corporate HQ for KEPCO, a world-renowned utility company. The project includes approximately 120,000 SM of office, public amenities and an energy center. It is situated on the NW corner of Naju, an emerging and innovative new community. It’s presence in the region constitutes a major new anchor point for KEPCO and its continuous advocacy of sustainable management. The facility will promote “Green-Energypia,” a network of green community.
The design is inspired by KEPCO’s logo, embodied by the eternity of an infinite loop and the illumination that provides hope. It is also metaphor for clean energy sources generated by the company utilizing nuclear fusion and fission.
The coherency between the energy source and the interaction between them initiated the malleable podium and the iconic yet a slim office tower typologies recognizing the whole as an integrated figure. The Green Energy Plaza on the Southwest creates a piazza-like formal entry/drop-off, and the Green Energy Park on the Northeast is the backyard that opens up to the adjacent Bit Park separating vehicular and pedestrian circulation. Distinguishable triangulated geometries on the landscape as well as on the buildings serve as mechanisms harvesting renewable/ recycle solar, wind, water and geothermal energy.
+ Project credits / data
Project: Korea Electric Power Corporation Headquarters
Location: Naju, Korea
Team: DRDS / Kunwon Architects/ Wonyang Architecture/ Syska Hennessy Group
DRDS: Paul Q. Davis, Steve Ryder, Yoosang Ahn, Daniel Carper, Young Im Kim, Jin Tack Lim