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Friday, June 05, 2020

David Chipperfield Architects, Amorepacific HQ in Seoul

The 216,000-square-meter new headquarters of South Korea’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, Amorepacific, stands in downtown Seoul. The outcome of a 2010 competition, the recently completed construction started to go up in 2014 on the site occupied by an Amorepacific building since 1956. Approximately 100 meters wide and 100 tall, the 30-floor cube is wrapped with brise-soleils that besides giving shade and reducing heat, create a sense of lightness. Three large openings on the facade, each with a garden, break up the compact form and offer views of the city and mountains in the distance. By raising the outer layer of the facade, the entry level opens up to invite the public into a large atrium, organized around which are the offices and, in the lower levels, public uses including a museum, an auditorium, a library, a daycare center, and restaurants.
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