Korean Land + Housing Corporation / DRDS

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DRDS recently won the international competition for ’s Land and Housing Corporation. Located in Jinju, , the aim of their proposal is to create a 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. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Architects: DRDS
Location: Jinju, South Korea
Associate Architects: Mooyoung/Tomoon
Gross Floor Area: 65,000 SM
Use: Corporate Headquarters
Design Year: 2012
Construction Completion: 2015

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Korean Land + Housing Corporation / DRDS" 14 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=207478>


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    Since when decent and proper design schemes – like southern orientation- have become sustainable??? Since when a bris-soleil has become a major sustainable element??? And what makes the skin (perhaps double skin)..which directs air through the building so intelligent??? And in terms of design ..I think the building looks dodgy ..and kind of unclear composition.

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