Harim Group Headquarters
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA86,000 SFBeck – Architect–
The Harim Group wanted its new corporate headquarters to reflect its focus on sustainability and caring for its employees and the public. Beck’s unique design solution had to accommodate 86,000 SF of mid-rise office tower on a small high valued site including office spaces and boardroom for Harim Group, high-end restaurants and a café. To reduce Korea’s high energy cost and to enhance the indoor air quality, Beck designed an operable window system for natural ventilation, high performance Low-E coated windows, LED light fixtures, building automation system, green roof, rainwater harvesting system and underfloor air distribution system. An ‘S’ shaped recess in the façade is a design signature to create a low pressure zone which facilitates natural ventilation on each of the floors.