LG Science Park 155
Seoul, South Korea
Completion: 2015 Annual EUI: 24 kBTU / sf / yr
The LG Science Park research campus in
All science areas – a mix of dry and wet labs
Among the Science Park’s sustainable design
Seoul’s Magok district consolidates staff from
– have a large block of space between two
strategies are use of a distinctive bronze
six different LG afﬁliates. This landscaped
cores that can be conﬁgured to accommodate
anodized facade and innovative technologies
urban site provides facilities supporting
any research function. An innovative
such as algae panels and footfall harvesting
innovative research and industrial prototyping.
strategic service distribution system enables
to generate power. Flat roof surfaces
researchers to reconﬁgure lab environments
accommodate photovoltaic panels and
with minimal, cost-effective modiﬁcations.
vegetated roofs. Ground-source heat pumps
30.4% below ASHRAE 2007 A public greenway connecting the city to a park bisects the site from north to south. The
provide heating and cooling in electronics
master plan also creates a new linear park
Each LG afﬁliate has its own main entrance
running east to west through the site, forming
and lobby while sharing a common drop-off
extensive swaths of greenery and encouraging
area. Building elevations are framed with
public access to the parks.
stone and in-ﬁlled with glass and stainless steel panels, creating a varied family of
Intersecting the parks at the heart of the
facade treatments that provide views to the
campus is an Integrated Support Center (ISC)
parks and control solar gain.
designed for LEED Platinum certiﬁcation. In the lower ground level, under the linear Planned around LG’s vision for highly
park, a dining facility links afﬁliate buildings
collaborative, interdisciplinary research, the
and shared facilities. A three-level basement
Science Park provides ﬂexible buildings and
provides a connecting service corridor,
laboratory adjacencies that accommodate
support spaces, a central utility plant and
virtually every type of science.
parking for 4,200 cars.
◄ view from magok-dong district public park
2014 design annual
8.51 million sq. ft. / 791,000 sq. m.