Harim Group Headquarters awarded prestigious Korean design award

  • Sep 20, 2017

The Beck Group-designed Harim Group Headquarters was awarded the prestigious Excellence Design Award in the private sector by the Korea Institute of Registered Architects.

Located in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea, the 86,000 SF mid-rise building features three stories of retail space, including upscale dining, a café, art gallery,and an automated parking garage. The office space is the headquarters to Harim, Korea’s top agrifood corporation.

In addition to serving as architect, Beck provided interior design and sustainability services for Harim, who wanted its new corporate headquarters to reflect its focus on sustainability and caring for its employees and the public.

To reduce Korea’s high-energy cost and enhance indoor air quality, our design team used 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 under floor air distribution system.

An ‘S’ shaped recess in the façade is a design signature that also creates a low pressure zone, which facilitates natural ventilation on each of the floors.