BANK OF KOREA ANNEX EXTENSION
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Just as a central bank’s role is largely to guarantee the economic stability of a country, the design proposal planned to provide a platform on which the central bank can operate in a secure and efficient manner. Furthermore, the design of the new annex, which harkens back to the historical legacy of the original structures within the complex, are intended to inspire confidence, solidity and growth, all which are ideal qualities that represent a strong nation’s economy.
One of the main goals of the proposal is to reorganize the complex as a whole. The scattered functions and departments of the bank will be grouped into largely three categories. The core bank functions would be situated in the main tower, policy and planning functions would be located mainly in the south wing of the new annex, and finally, support functions would be housed in the north wing tucked away behind the main tower.