Office Building

Place 1

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After its remodelling, this distinctive building became home to the subsidiaries and offices of a Korean bank. Inside is the so-called Slow Core. This space is open 24 hours a day and provides visitors with both financial and cultural services. The building facade consists of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) using pre-fabricated modules that were assembled on site. They contain 138 creatively designed discs which spin continuously and so attract the attention of passers-by.

Credits
  • Client:
    KEB Hana Bank, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design:
    THE_SYSTEM LAB, Seongnam City, South Korea

Statement by the Jury

The powerful and eye-catching design of the Place 1 office building is captivating for its artistically sophisticated and unmistakable appearance.