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  6. Winning Design for Seoul's National Assembly Smart Work Center and Press Center Unveiled

Winning Design for Seoul's National Assembly Smart Work Center and Press Center Unveiled

Winning Design for Seoul's National Assembly Smart Work Center and Press Center Unveiled
Winning Design for Seoul's National Assembly Smart Work Center and Press Center Unveiled, Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture
Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture

South Korean Haeahn Architecture, in collaboration with New-York-based H Architecture, has won a competition to design the Smart Work Center and Press Center at the historic site of the National Assembly Complex in Yeoido, which is the largest island in the Han River in Seoul.

The 23,750-square-meter building will be flexible in its uses and support "legislative functions of the National Assembly." Overall it will “house five distinctive programs: a press center with a briefing room alongside a small broadcast facility with a workplace for reporters; a highly-equipped smart work center which serves as a remote workplace for commuting officers and Ministers for the government; supplementary office spaces; underground parking; and welfare facilities which will include a restaurant, a banquet hall, and a retail component that will be accessible to both government workers and the general public.”

Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture
Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture

With an intentionally low building height, the design seeks to preserve the site’s park-like feeling, allowing the structure to be partially submerged in trees, but also to maintain views of the neighboring National Assembly’s main building.

Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture
Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture

The square rooftop of the design originates from the National Assembly’s original master plan, and the oscillation of the floor plates was added to create a stepped design that provides a greater amount of covered space in which programmed spaces and landscaped gardens can interact.

Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture
Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture

Furthermore, the stepped levels allow for security-separation, with lower-security programs on the lower floors, and maximum security on the upper floors.

Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture
Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture

A courtyard in the center of the building acts as a hub for community space, with the entry hall, lounges, and rest areas connected to it.

Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture
Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture

Learn more about the project here.

  • Architects

  • Location

    National Assembly Building, 1 Uisadang-daero, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Project Team

    HAEAHN: Seongho An, Byoungsool Lee, Minkang Shin, Youngjun Shin, Ohtak Kwon, Yohan Bahc, Jinyoung Bae, Sanghu Yu, Nari Shin (Architectural Design); Haengsook Lee, Moonhwan Yum (Visualization); Hyung-seok Lee (Landscape); Su-Jung Han (Graphic)/ H Architecture: Minbum Koo
  • Project Architect

    Hyunhwa Jung
  • Design Architect

    Taeman Kim + Changhak Choi
  • Area

    23750.0 sqm

News via H Architecture PC.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Winning Design for Seoul's National Assembly Smart Work Center and Press Center Unveiled" 11 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773324/winning-design-for-national-assembly-smart-work-center-and-press-center-in-seoul-unveiled/> ISSN 0719-8884