Government Administration Facility
(New City), Korea
This competition entry for a 500,000 square foot government agency facility, was designed for Korea's new city in the country's center - replacing Seoul as the government's administrative hub of Korea. The project complies with a new and compelling citywide masterplan that includes a winding roof-garden connecting all the new government buildings. Each of our submittal's three agency buildings presents a distinct departmental identity, with the required roofgarden conceived as a disparate 'fourth building'. This fourth building was designed as a contrasting foil to the three rectangular structures - with its own identity and programmatic functions, while connecting and intersecting each of the three buildings in different ways. This bridge-building is contiguous with the city's masterplanned roof-garden, which unifies the city's public functions. An existing water canal and city park bracket the site on either side. The project responds to these natural amenities by its general massing, as well as its connective landscape and hardscape features.