Chungnam Provincial Government Complex – South Korea

Chungnam Complex, Hongsung Building, Korean Government Architecture, Image, Architect, Design

Chungnam Government Complex, Hongsung, South Korea

Chungnam Provincial Government Complex, Korea – design by H Associates

16 Apr 2010

Chungnam Provincial Government Complex

Design: H Associates

H Associates envisioned a new prototype of government complex as ‘Public Park’ at the Korea national competition of the architectural design of the new Chungnam Provincial Government Complex. Chungnam, one of 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 a new city.

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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 government functions and the public need.
Traditional inanimate and inaccessible government buildings were replaced with an inspirational and inviting civic park where the boundary between architecture and landscape is diffused.

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The existing topography at the site, minimally disturbed for grading, became a specific directive 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.

The project received a 2010 AIA New York Design Merit Award in the ‘Un-built Work’ category.

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Chungnam Provincial Government Complex – Building Information

Location: Hongsung, Korea, 2008
Collaborating Architects: Haeahn Architecture
Built Area: 102,331 sqm

About H Associates

H Associates is an award-winning design practice in New York City uniquely born by an international network of architects with proven success in their profession. The firm’s cross-cultural hybrid architects produce dynamic practice results delivering indigenous and sustainable solutions tailored to each project. A vision for the truly global design collaborative is demonstrated in projects ranging from urban master planning to architectural design for buildings, complexes and communities of various scales around the globe. With a genuine commitment to holistic public places and eco-sensitive approaches, H forges architecture multi-dimensionally as an interfacing agent among the urban grid, the landscape, the ground, and the people residing within. With the belief that physics and philosophies discovered through careful investigation in nature can transcend beyond the realm of nature, H seeks to translate the same principles found in nature into different dimensions of artificial environment in a way that nurtures and enriches the quality of people’s lives.

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