Seoul Biohub Complex

Seoul Biohub Complex


The design approach is the creation of the BIOHUB, BIO-GREEN and BIO-TECHNOLOGY.
Its the future of BIOHUB.Korea’s climatic and regional problems have risen day by days such as air pollution and urban heat. So that As we designed on this land, we have found many solutions for the climatic and regional problems of Korea. we realized an environmentally friendly design. We have created a Bio-Green HUB in the middle of the project (another name is public square ). More than 150 trees will be planted in Bio-Green HUB project forests will be formed as part of efforts to mitigate worsening air pollution and urban heat, producing oxygen and reducing particulate pollution. Therefore, We will be finding an answer for both environmental problems and solutions for the land area.we will have developed a project for all living things(nature, human, world, animals for all things )

We have weaved two pre-existing axes on the sight into one, which flows optimally converge the pedestrian circulation, and connection between the two proposed Bio Hub buildings and the three existing buildings on site. Our design approach provides an optimal pedestrian and building user experience, centred around a Public Square Event Zone that connects existing and proposed expansion of two new buildings and the previously existing buildings on site. Instead of circulating through one central mass module, the shredded volumes provide continuous flexible meeting and interaction points connected via a Social Urban Stair along the inside of the void between the two shredded modules. The staircase gives complete visual access to the inner void, which centralizes and attracts social interaction at the open recreational Event Zone Public Square connecting all buildings and users. This design approach provides an open expansive social networking and resting area. The outdoors and inside research facilities are consistently connected visually. Via a grand staircase leading from the bottom of building A, to the top of the taller Research building. The interior informal and formal gathering points along that great hallway, offer direct visual links and cues to a central courtyard of activities. The concept expands the greater campus experience allowing for the accumulated wealth of innovation to socially merge, or decentralize as necessary by the user's needs. This cultural parametric flexibility allows stakeholders to switch between centralized, and decentralized activities congruent with the future of flexible and transforming real estate. The open ground floor uses expansive sliding glass partitions, which fully opened setting provides an additional level of expansion during bigger outdoor events, increasing the audience capacity to the greater group of companies. The circulation and façade design permit daylighting strategies to guide circulation from the public to private spaces. A dynamic meeting place for spontaneous communication between people working in different buildings gathering at a central open square at the courtyard. Our design approach connects the users of the existing three building and the proposed buildings via the open expansive and flexible square.


In response to the Site planning requirements and existing site conditions, our land use strategy benefit from the existing elevation changes from lower East to the higher grade at the West area of the site. With minimum excavation possible, The entrance on the ground floor and parking on the east side mitigate the change in elevation between the East and West side of the building. The East sides lower elevation level at (+36.00) permits parking to be accessible and embedded into the ground away from the valuable open ground floor level. Our design incorporates the slope for underground parking entrances and provides a new lower level public activities and functions area on the north-west side of building B. The long and tall South facade of the research building is strategically placed to maximize solar exposure and the total buildings capacity to power itself with renewable solar energy. The Its ratio of shading panels and glazing allows for a plentiful exterior daylighting to increase interior light, which included health benefits may provide a sense of security, community, and inner peace through a facility that aligns the working hours of the day with the passage of the sunlight. The courtyard and main entrance facades capture the rising sun to the east and provide for a strong entrance procession at the light of day. In addition, the low height building A in front of the research building is to avoid blocking the sun and views from research building and preexisting buildings. The users will behave enhanced views between research building and the other 3 buildings, allowing the pre-existing building stakeholders to be connected and integrated architecturally with the main entrance of the new Bio Hub. Placing multi-public activities and social functions inside the lower height building at the inner Northside provide a direct relationship to the other buildings. The other tall buildings are mostly programmed for office use. Circulation axle between our buildings will be realized with PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION- SOCIAL URBAN STAIRS. The Social Urban Stairs provide communication between existing buildings and the proposed buildings. The basic axial alignment is prevalent in the existing buildings and is expanded
functionally in our own buildings. The urban stairs lead from the Bottom of the public building A to the top the Research building connecting all levels. Access for disabled users is provided through the elevator bank of the research building. Access can also be provided directly from the (+4.00) level to the exhibition and seminar rooms on the first level.


Accessed from South-East driveway to the main entrance, a ramp leads to the lower level garage, incorporating accessible design standards. The First-floor access on the ground level provides seminars rooms. Each company would have seen each other from this social space. They can also improve their creativity by feeling themselves in a unique area. The exhibition room located on north building the second floor meets the grade at a higher level (+42.00) would provide great event and communication area after the events. They can use this area as a multipurpose zone. This level would have connected directly between the ground floor and office levels.5The main purpose of the creation of a large social space is to provide communication skills between different companies. Each company would have seen each other from this social space. They can also improve their creativity by feeling themselves in a unique area. The main function of the urban stairs is to provide communication skills between other buildings and our designed buildings. This basic axis comes from the axis of other buildings and becomes a function in our own building. This zone one of the important parts of the design approaches. As we have used the slope of the site, we have found another public zone. this zone will be provided Communication, social network and event area. The users can also prepare event after exhibition and users will have provided a connection between ground-floor square and this one. Public and exhibition building is designed lower height due to avoid the cutting point of the view the researcher and main buildings. Higher height office building workers have provided a direct connection with inner courtyard-square so that Users will be able to dominate all kinds of social activities in this way.


Our design approaches fundamentally provide sustainable design,zero-building, saving the world, reducing the carbon emission and create an intelligent -innovative technological building. The general idea of the facade which is Kinetic louvre solar panels(intelligent facade) system will be the first manufacturing with rotatable, foldable and closable movements. So that innovative-technologic and eco-friendly facade design system will be represented truly the main the idea of the complex. Establish the public square as the focal centralizing point of the site. Using the existing axes as arteries for pedestrian flow. Connect all building views, and traffic with the public square. Orient entrances along axes. Pedestrian-oriented design solution. Adapting the building design to the existing slope from +36.0 level at the East to +42.0 at the West area of the site. Taking advantage of the West area of the site to be level with the exhibition room. Providing an underground parking garage with an entrance at the East area of the site so to minimize car traffic on the ground level.Clarify a programmatic identity. Orient processional circulation from east to west side via Social Urban Stair. Create a processional circulation through the Social Urban Stair running through both building masses. Using the public square to gather groups for events. Use separation to organize different programs, yet maintain a strong connection between the open public and private programs. Splitting of the mass is providing outdoor high-quality ventilation which is come through west to the east side.

Permit clear views between existing buildings, the public square and proposed buildings. Provide maximum sunlight at the public square and its adjacent programs.
Using the Social Urban Stair as a procession through the public space maintaining a strong visual connection with the public square. Creation of the rooftop terrace of the public building at +9.00 level. We oriented a long facade of the building through the south side to provide maximum energy from the sun. Provide a point of the view from research building. Avoid to cut off the sunlight which has come through the public square and another south facade of the building. save energy and cost. The orientation of the high-grade building on the south facade is providing indoor high-quality ventilation which is come through south to the north side. An afforested public square will reduce carbon emission, help to save the world with green energy.


Facade design is a crucial design element in maintaining a low energy output and providing comfort in buildings. Incorporating intelligent solutions in building design are efficient tools to provide occupants with the health benefits of a high-performance interior environment, while continuously minimizing the total consumption of energy. Today it is possible to design with parameters for adjustable input of energy responding in real-time to the daily operational use of a facility. Data of operational usage becomes a continuous feedback loop and reference to the cost and resources necessary to produce specific high-level research and international events for the scientific innovation community. Our groundbreaking proposition is to establish physicochemical, Microbiological and other high-performance environments within a daylight design typology, as opposed to an enclosed environment below ground, or the conventional bunker facility. This concept increases laboratory staffs contact with natural light, and connection to other factions of the greater facility. The building façade is composed by a metal-frame curtain wall, an exterior high-performance ventilation system for laboratories; and an array of kinetic photovoltaic recycled aluminium louvres. The louvres adaptable louvres provide shading and solar power. The high-performance ventilation and cooling system provide a world-class interior controlled environment for the physicochemical labs and adjacent offices. Exhaust air ducts and outdoor ventilation fans on the exterior are located between glazing and louvres, protected from weather, and extracted from the valuable interior real estate. To effectively reduce the intensity of radiation while receiving maximum natural light, the façade utilizes a double-layered curtain wall constructed of a 16mm thick low-E energy-efficient layer and an exterior layer of 8mm semi-reflective glass panels.

Photovoltaic horizontal louvre-panels shade the interior, as they move in response to the suns intensity levels, and position in the sky. A rhythmic transforming pattern allows ample and gentle natural light to enter the facilities; reducing the required interior lighting and reflecting excess exterior radiation. This layering allows natural light to enter into the lab; which is inducive to learning and innovation, while still providing a low energy controlled laboratory environment for sensitive equipment and an even and flexible light distribution. The shading devices reduce the level of solar heat gains, block direct sunlight and mitigating
the glare and undesirable contrasts. The louvres curvature and density are engineered to receive the maximum amount of energy  from the sun and generate the power necessary to move the louvers, which fold from the South East in the morning hours, to meet the next column of louvers horizontally at noon and gradually facing the South West in the afternoon, generating a steady flow of power and corresponding shading.

The mobile horizontal louvre panels are programmed to respond to climatic or other environmental factors, time, radiation levels and current occupancy flows. Kinetic lamellas are powered by the solar panels and attached to the mobile and intelligent louvres. These panels open and close throughout the day in response to the sun’s movement, which will also be programmable and adaptable for non-predictive conditions. The system corresponds to the required interior environment conditions by maintaining temperatures and humidity levels in extreme heat, and cold conditions. The laboratory rooms need for a controlled environment utilizes the facades louvres to seamlessly hide the high-performance ventilation system under the louvre panels.

Energy-efficient source and conduction of renewable energy. Contribute to cooling and heating purpose, and electrical power This is Modular, dynamic, solar shading which has 1049 modules on South facade, which open and close in response to movement of the sun. The kinetic trajectory of panels optimizes the solar exposure of the façade throughout the day. It is stated that ‘the system is predicted to reduce the solar energy entering the building by 20% and is one of a number of innovative measures to improve environmental performance and limit energy use. We also claim that the design has resulted in 40% saving in carbon emissions. conditions challenge the capacity of the building to battle heat, and humidity, mostly through air conditioning. The facade design elements have closed %45 of the façade. As the shading pattern will be changed inside the facility, interior lighting will be provided in response to shading for an even distribution of ambient and focused light, as per the conditions of interior programs suggests. Allowing one area to utilize more interior light, and another area less light. The multicore intelligence of the façade and its inherent data usage feedback will operate as an AI-driven system in communication with all its building uses.

The land zone optimal orientation is analyzed under three conditions, annual production, hourly volatility, and monthly volatility. Most azimuth angles of the building façades are not southward but partly toward the east or west. As many buildings around the Site are low-rise buildings, the proposed building’s façades are shadowed partially shadowed by nearby buildings and trees. Our Design land level is higher than the other adjacent buildings. The orientation and land-use strategies provide maximum exposure to the sun on the south facade. A sample of the calculated 3D point is the maximum energy density in the vertical plane, which reading suggest 80.3 kWh/m2/year and a mean value of 58.6 kWh/m2/year.

July is the hottest month in Seoul with an average temperature of 24°C (75°F). The coldest month of January reaches temperatures of -4°C (25°F). And the lightest season measured in October at 7hrs of light per day. The wettest month is July with an average of 395mm of rain.  The moderated in and output of the Energetic louvre Façade will achieve the maximum environmental energy outperforming another facade system. Instead of using conventional outdated facade typologies, our proposal has a clear advantage using the solar energy to create a zero-energy world-class sustainable research facility and destination for events. Therefore, we would have created dynamic eco-friendly, and cost-saving energy usage incorporating the innovative interactive facade design.