Harim Holdings Office
Iksan, South Korea173,600 SF, 79,700SF above grade, 93,900SF below gradeBeck – Architect–
The Harim Group wanted its new corporate headquarters in Seoul’s Gangnam District to reflect its focus on sustainability while also having a strong identity on the street and in the skyline, particularly at night.
The project includes three stories of high-end restaurants at the building’s base and 14 stories of office space. To reduce Korea’s high energy cost and enhance indoor air quality, Beck designed an operable window system for natural ventilation, high-performance glass, LED light fixtures, building automation system, green roof, rainwater harvesting system and underfloor air distribution system.
The design signature of this project is the ‘S’ shaped recess in the façade. It creates a low-pressure zone to facilitate natural ventilation on each of the floors and is highlighted by polished stainless steel panels that illuminate creating a soft, shimmering light at night.