DRDS design for South Korea’s Land and Housing Corporation wins international competition. The project, located in Jinju South Korea, was selected among 9 teams competing for a new US320 million corporate headquarters.
The vision for the project is to create a new sustainable campus with integrated green architectural design features for a new corporate headquarters building. The 65,000sm program consists of administrative offices, public services, welfare and cultural facilities that include sports facilities, exhibition hall, classrooms, broadcasting studios, library, credit union, cafeteria, child care and conference center.
The design concept “Land Meets Sky” reflects LH’s brand by creating a building that is harmonious both visually and technologically with the surrounding landscape. The project implements numerous sustainable methodologies at both the micro and macro scale. Features include a dramatic brise soleil on the southern façade of the tower and multi-storey interactive zones on the west that utilize an intelligent skin that draws cool air through the building. The project, located near a scenic river walk in Jinju South Korea, integrates public and private program areas (a primary security concern); into a seamless composition that promotes an egalitarian environment. Public sports fields are located south of standing structures to take advantage of sunlight for athletic events and daily use.
Korea Land & Housing Corporation engages in the construction, renovation, and management of land and housing properties, and cities in South Korea and internationally. The company constructs apartment complexes, rental apartments, new towns, industrial complexes, free economic zones, industrial parks and new cities, and residential housing projects. It also involves in the improvement of residential environments; development of housing land; reconstruction of housing projects; refinement of urban environments; promotion of urban refinement; and provision of remodeling and consulting services. The company was formerly known as Korea National Housing Corporation. Korea Land & Housing Corporation was founded in 1962.
+ Project facts
Project name: LH – Korean Land + Housing Corporation
Use: Corporate Headquarters Design: 2012
Construction Completion: Q1 2015
Design Architects: DRDS
Associate Architects: Mooyoung/Tomoon Location: Jinju, Korea Gross Floor Area: 65,000 SM
Firm website: www.drd-studio.com