National Research Center for Endangered Species, Korea

Yeongyang-gun visitor’s center, office building, quarantine facility development

National Research Center for Endangered Species, Korea

Major Korean Building Development – design by SAMOO Architects & Engineers

19 Feb 2014

National Research Center in Yeongyang-gun

Design: SAMOO Architects & Engineers

Location: Yeongyang-gun, South Korea

National Research Center for Endangered Species, Korea

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Samoo Architects & Engineers recently unveiled the design for the new National Research Center for Endangered Species which is to be located in Yeongyang-gun, one of the cleanest environmental areas in Korea. The complex is aimed to provide a hub for the study, education, and research on rare plants and animals of the Korean peninsula.

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The masterplan of the complex tries to harmonize with the surrounding topographies while maintaining its functional features by dividing the complex into three zones; Core, Refresh, and Research zones. The Core Zone consists of the visitor’s center, office building, and a quarantine facility which are all located around a radial central plaza. The location of the Core Zone near the entrance of the complex ensures easy accessibilities while guaranteeing the quarantine of all plants/animals before entering into the research center.

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The Refresh Zone consists mostly of guest-houses which will be provided not only the visitors but also researchers dispatched from other organizations. The Research Zone which provides the fundamental features needed for the complex is designed around a modular unit called the ‘Cell Unit’. The Cell Unit is a combination of indoor/outdoor breeding farms that is grouped with research facilities. These units will provide flexibilities for future expansions according to its needs. With a southward orientation for the buildings with consideration to wind paths that were simulated with CFD analysis, the research center aims to provide an eco-friendly complex that ensures the maximum level of sustainability.

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National Research Center for Endangered Species Korea – Building Information

Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Location: Yeongyang-gun, Korea
Year: 2014
Site Area: 2,583,698 sqm
Total Floor Area: 16,030 sqm
Floors: 2 Stories


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