HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP Gyeongju Campus
Horizontal volumes float above a training campus between mountain and sea
On the southern edge of the Korean coastal city of Gyeongju, the Hyundai Motor Group have brought together two training facilities on a hilly site of 124,957㎡ which is 30m above the sea to the east and south, with the low end of the Taebaek Mountain range to the north and west. Seoul-based architects MPART have designed a 73,361㎡ building of horizontal volumes, with two floors of educational space and two floors of accommodation.
The 380-room facility includes the Human Resources Development Training Center and the Global Partnership Center. Two independent two-story glazed accommodation volumes with an L-shaped plan are mounted over the teaching floors of one and two stories. The high volumes form a rectangle. With the opening and closing of the space arrangement, the two training centers below can be used as a single training center.
A mega-truss structure frames volumes. The high-level floors bridge between structures beneath them, namely the lower floor volumes, which have both solid and glazed facades, and rectangular piloti. Two column-free spaces between piloti represent the pioneering spirit of the Hyundai Group, whose 1947 origins lie in construction. The lager L volume, stretching more than 200m north-south on the west side, floats on story higher than the other and has a roof height of 26.4m. The northwest corner, where the two training centers meet, alludes to the start of the company. The southeast corner, where trees are planted below the gap between the two L volumes, represents an unlimited vision of the future through a first floor glazed structure cantilevered over the ground which slopes down beneath it, to stretch south toward the sea. This arrangement induces in students simultaneous apprehension of the company’s potential and relaxation from the healing presence of the landscape.
A simple, large-scale mass was sought to balance the scale by adding small-scale detail to the area where it meets the terrain. The outer space contains both functional and symbolic meanings to make it a place for the two organizations to unite and communicate.
Architect : MPART Architects
Use : Educational Research Facility(Training Center)
Location : 738-1 Haseo-ri, Yangnam-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do and 29 lots
Site Area : 124,957㎡
Bldg. Area : 21,180.77㎡
Gross Floor Area : 73,361.94㎡
Bldg. Coverage Ratio : 16.95%
Gross Floor Ratio : 32.65%
Bldg. Scale : two stories below ground, four stories above ground
Hight : 26.4m
Structure : Steel Reinforced Concrete, Reinforced Concrete, Steel
Exterior Finishing : Royal Black Stone, Low Iron Glass, Aluminum Honeycomb Panel
Interior Finishing : Royal Black Stone, Hot Rolled Steel, U-Glass, Water Paint
Design Period : 2016.07.29. ~ 2018.08.06.
Construction Period : 2018.01.18. ~ 2020.02.06.
Completion : 2020
Constructor : Hyundai Engineering
Client : Hyundai Motor Group