UNStudio’s design for the Hanwha’s headquarter building incorporates the renovation and remodelling of the facade, the interior of the common spaces, lobbies, meeting levels, auditorium and executive areas, along with the redesign of the landscaping. Several important variables were required to be incorporated into the redesign, most essentially the surroundings, nature and the environment. UNStudio’s concept for the project resulted in the design of a responsive facade which prioritises and integrates groups of key parameters: programme (exterior and interior), indoor climate and environmental considerations.
The existing façade contains horizontal bands of opaque panelling and single layers of dark glass. In the remodelling this is replaced by clear insulated glass and aluminium framing to accentuate views and daylight. The geometry of the framing is further defined by the sun and orientation factors to ensure user comfort inside and reduced energy consumption.