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With the winning scheme of the 2011 design competition for the Government Complex II of the Sejong City Public Administrative Town (PAT), H Architecture expands and elaborates our original PAT Master Plan vision of “Flat City, Link City, Zero City”, which received the highest acclaim and won 1st place at the international MPPAT competition in 2007. H’s design for the PAT Complex II not only embodies the essence of the master plan, but also dramatically reinterprets the vision in the building scale with creative variations for diverse spatial needs and scales.

H created various optimal office spaces corresponding to unique characteristics of three governmental departments within the complex, i.e. the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Different functions were cohesively unified with multi-dimensional connecting devices including bridges and green roofs. The underside of buildings generated by pilotis structures not only creates areas of rest and recreation, but also functions as the “6th facade” accommodating way-finding graphics for visitors. Dynamic ground level configurations such as berms meet both sustainability and security needs for the complex.

As a start point of the overall curvilinear governmental complex geometry at PAT, this Government Complex II is a significant landmark and gate for the PAT. Simultaneously, H’s design lends itself to civic programs such as parks, playgrounds and occupiable roofs.


Workplace, Public


1,297,729 sq.ft. (120,563 sq.m.)

Sejong, Korea




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