NHN Green Factory

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Height: Architectural 134.3 m / 441 ft
Height: Occupied 126.1 m / 414 ft
Height: To Tip 135.3 m / 444 ft
Floors Above Ground 28
Floors Below Ground 7
# of Elevators 19
Tower GFA 101,662 m² / 1,094,281 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 799


Official Name NHN Green Factory
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country South Korea
City Seongnam
Street Address & Map 178-1, Jeongja-dong, Bundang-gu
Postal Code 463-867
Building Function office
Structural Material steel/concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2010

Companies Involved

Design NBBJ; Samoo Architects & Engineers

About NHN Green Factory

As a young internet company, communication and change are the most important considerations in NHN’s corporate image and work as the most important concept in the design of their new headquarters building. Wide open layouts in typical floor plans and communication zones on the fourth floor were designed to foster better communication and integration among employees.

The louvers placed on the façade create the overall image for the building. The louvers, which operate individually, convey a feeling of a canvas that constantly changes the building’s front façade to represent the image of the continually changing young company. The west façade is planned as the main façade to convey the corporate image to a far distance, as the building can be easily recognized from the express highways to the west. Further, the whole building can be used for events by attaching pictures on the louvers to transform the building into an art box. From a practical standpoint, the integrated vertical louvers also provide a pleasant working environment by controlling the sunshine and shade to individual user comforts.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH India: High-rise Building Technology
14 Jan 2012 – Event Report


The Synergy Tower: A New Typology for a Sustainable Future
20 Sep 2012 – Jonathan Ward, Partner, NBBJ

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