Located in Seoul’s Magok District, the LG Science Park is a research campus providing facilities to support innovative research and industrial prototyping. It provides flexible buildings and laboratories facilitating virtually every type of scientific research.
Based on the wide range of science accommodated and the emphasis on sustainable design, the new LG Science Park will be a unique campus for the global research community. HOK designed phase one of the master plan and six of the laboratory and office buildings.
A public greenway bisects the site from north to south, connecting the campus to a public park. The master plan also creates a new linear park running east to west through the site, forming extensive swaths of greenery and encouraging public access to the parks.
Intersecting the parks at the heart of the campus is an Integrated Support Center (ISC) housing shared campus facilities. Designed for LEED Platinum certification, the ISC features a welcome center, LG exhibition and conference spaces, sports and recreation facilities, a children’s nursery, a VIP suite and offices.
Each LG business group has its own main entrance and lobby. Building elevations are framed with natural stone and in-filled with glass and stainless steel panels to create a variety of facade treatments that provide views to the parks and minimize solar gain.
Sustainable design strategies for campus buildings include self-shading facade treatments and the use of innovative technologies such as algae panels and footfall harvesting to generate power. Flat roof surfaces accommodate photovoltaic panels and vegetated roofs, while ground-source heat pumps provide heating and cooling.
HOK worked in association with Korean practices Gansam Architects, Chang-Jo Architecture and LG Toyo Engineering; engineering consultants WSP (structural and civil engineering); and Vanderweil Engineers (mechanical, electrical and plumbing services).
LEED Platinum anticipated for Integrated Support Center
8 million sq. ft. / 743,000 sq. m.
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