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PLP Architecture to develop designs for new people-oriented workplace in Seoul

June 28, 2024

PLP Architecture has secured the design rights for an office development project, being developed by SK D&D in Seongsu-dong, Seoul. The project involves transforming the existing SK Gas charging station site into a state-of-the-art office space, with local architect DMP Partners.

The new workplace will be designed to respond to emerging trends in the Seongsu District, labelled the ‘Brooklyn of Seoul’ due to a recent boom in the area’s creative industries and its post-industrial character. The design will respond to a body of work produced by PLP Labs for SK D&D, which explored emerging workspace trends and strategies for future office design.

As a result of this research and strategy piece, PLP Architecture’s designs will focus on creating a people-oriented workplace for the area’s growing creative sector, centred around principles of sustainability and ESG.

This announcement comes off the back of recent news that the studio won an international design competition for the South Korean Government’s first net-zero building. The Korean National Meteorological Center, designed in collaboration with local practice PSOCO A&C Architecture, stands to be a model for future sustainable development in the country.

As part of PLP Architecture’s expansion into South Korea, the team has been working closely with Korean developers and real estate managers to help them uncover new opportunities. As we continue to expand our footprint in Asia, we remain committed to our core values of sustainability and innovative design. These principles translate into their ongoing work across the continent. Selected projects include, the net-zero National Meteorological Center in Korea, the world’s first purpose-built AI Lab in Shanghai, the biophilic Park Nova in Singapore, a sustainability-driven transformation of Delhi’s AeroCity, and a 1.1m m2 life-centric urban redevelopment in Tokyo.

The full coverage of the announcement is available on Seoul Property Insight’s website here. Please note that it is behind a paywall and in Korean.