The plan by HEERIM Architecture & Construction consortium’s Sejong City Core has been selected as the winning design for the KRW371.4bn ($330m) New Government Complex Sejong in South Korea.
The winner was chosen from a total of 49 entries by the National Agency for Administrative City Construction, and the Government Buildings Management Office of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security.
The participants included four Korean consortiums and ten foreign companies.
Government Buildings Management Office director Lee Jaeyoeng said: “We will make the New Government Complex a landmark of the Government Complex Sejong and a public-first government complex where people can come and use government services with ease.”
To be constructed on a gross area of 134,000m², the New Government Complex Sejong is slated for completion in 2021 while the basic and working designs based on the selected entry will be completed next year.
The winning Sejong City Core design features a 14-storey building that would represent its status as the core of the current Government Complex.
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The new facility will be connected to the existing building via a bridge for improved work connectivity between the two developments.
National Agency for Administrative City Construction administrator Lee Wonjae said: “I extend my gratitude and thanks to all those involved in the construction of the Government Complex, and I would like to tell everyone that we will complete the New Government Complex without any hindrance.
“We will do our utmost to make the city of Sejong a true administrative city that leads balanced national development.”