The new headquarters of Amore Pacific, the largest manufacturer of cosmetics in South Korea, is character-ised by openness, nature and sustainability. In the landscaped park, the paths are retraced by intelligent Lif light columns.
This 110 metre-high, cube-shaped building has three large openings at the side on the upper floors which, like the oversized windows, provide additional space for three rooftop gardens. The connection to the city and nature is evident too in the inviting atrium at the base of the building that is open from all sides. The inner courtyard is flooded with daylight and is not just accessible to workers – a museum, library, teahouse and selected shops entice the general public inside to experience beauty and fun and learn.
The gardenlike courtyard is accessible from street level as if the adjoining city park were to be continued on the company premises. In the landscaped park, the paths are retraced by intelligent Lif light columns. By day, they assume a reserved role in the urban landscape but during darkness they exhibit their versatility, with flexibly alignable Twinspots illuminating the winding paths. Via the integrated camera module, the Lif also helps contribute to safety in this exterior space.
The project was awarded the German Light Design Prize in May 2019 in the category “International Project”.