New York, NY
H envisioned a new prototype of governmental complex as ‘Public Park’ at the Korea national competition for the architectural design of the new Chungnam Provincial Government Complex. Chungnam, one of the 9-provinces in Korea, is planning to reinvent its institutional image and functions by relocating its Provincial Capital City and building a new headquarters for the government in the new city.
For Chungnam, the nation’s heartland province with abundant natural resources, H sought affirmative measures to reconcile the building and natural ground, and used this to marry governmental functions and the public needs. Traditionally inanimate and inaccessible governmental buildings were replaced with an inspirational and inviting civic park where the boundary between architecture and landscape is diffused.
Existing topography at the site, minimally disturbed for grading, became specific directives for building placements and massing geometry. Green axes were diversified to evolve buildings into organic shapes and to recognize view corridors offered by the natural scenery surrounding the site. Extensive green measures were incorporated throughout the project in selecting building technology, structural and finish materials, and maintenance and operational programs for post occupancy.
Location: Hongsung, Korea
Additional Credits: Haeahn Architecture, EDAW