NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SMART WORK AND PRESS CENTER
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Winning Competition, 2015
As part of a long-term development of the National Assembly Complex master plan that began in 1969, the purpose of the new annex building is to support legislative functions of the National Assembly. The project site is approximately 20,600m² and is located alongside the National Assembly Proceeding Hall (the main building) as well as the office building for the Members of National Assembly. The complex nature of the building program requires the flexibility of use so that it may function interchangeably as the spaces will be occupied by various groups of users. The building size is approximately 23,750 m² and will house five distinctive programs: a press center with a briefing room alongside a small broadcast facility with a workplace for reporters; a highly-equipped smart work center which serves as a remote workplace for commuting officers and Ministers from the government; supplementary office spaces; underground parking; and welfare facilities which will include a restaurant, a banquet hall and a retail component that will be accessible to both government workers and the general public.