The new office building of The Korea Teachers Pension Head Office was established to bring the unification of three bodies for the stability and efficiency of educational pursuits: Teachers, The Korean Teachers Pension Head Office and the country. Tomoon Architects and Engineershave designed this facility with these three organizations in mind to achieve this goal in Naju,South Korea.
The podium that acts as the entrance to the building is an extension of the urban axis that extends the urban context of Naju into the offices. This move accentuates the visual recognition of the urban landmark as an intrinsic part of the city. The building stands at the intersection of two axes, configured to the street that offers the greatest abundance of sunlight and ventilation.
The main entrance is placed through the open square in the east of the site, where the landscape is well harmonized with the water. The lower levels accommodate a promotion hall, customer service room, multi-functional all and sports facilities, in connection with the outdoor space known as the harmony court and Green Culture Slope in the south. The higher levels are vertically arranged to satisfy both independence and continuity of the business facilities based on security. The continuous volume of the lower levels is transformed in lines and sections within the tower and becomes a part of the Eco Smart Skin. Architect: Tomoon Architects and EngineersLocation: Naju, South Korea Project architect: Yeol Park Design team: Heesan Gwak, Youngjoo Kim, Junghyo Woo, Seunghyun Lee, Jaeho Jin Project Area : 10,919 sqm Gross floor area : 11,136.5 sqm Landscape area : 2,308.88 sqm Floor Area Ratio : 87.4% Usage :Office for Headquarter Structure : Steel+Reinforced Concrete Floor : 13 Floors and B1Competition Year: 2011 Status : Construction Documentation Phase.