PLACE: Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
AREA: 6.200 m2
YEAR: 2022
CLIENT: Gyeongsangbuk-do Provincial Office
TYPE: Agricultural Management Institute
STATUS: International competition, proposal
TEAM: Audun Hellemo/Kristin Hilde

SCALE (small>large)
STATUS (idea>built)

The proposal for the new Agricultural Resources Management Institute in Gyeongsangbuk-do is based on an analysis of the area in which the site sits; the seed field´s relationship to the characteristic surrounding landscape formations, the cultural landscape the agricultural production is creating, and the spatial conditions of the traditional Korean dwellings. In a site with few obvious characteristics, these elements merge to create a facility that is both site-specific and forward-looking while still being rooted in the way of living and working that has been in the area for generations. The proposal uses a limited formal palette to create rich spatial experiences with modest means that create buildings with a distinct architectural expression, being robust enough to incorporate existing buildings into a larger, unified whole.

The context is analyzed in three different scales: the vast landscape, the man-made fields and the traditional dwelling

The entrance gate from the common parking separating the staff from visitors

The covered space outside the office building works as an extension of the exhibition space inside

Covered parking for the supply storage with glass roofs

The office space looks out on the landscape feature with easy access to common staff facilities next door

The individual housing units are forming a small village which allows for both privacy and community.