Gyeongsangbuk-do Human Resource Development Institute
Approved International Architectural Competition


Project Overview
  • Project Name : International Design Competition for Gyeongsangbuk-do Human Resource Development Institute Building Construction
  • Location : 734 Geumneung-ri, Homyeong-myeon, Yecheon-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do (the Office Facility I in the second administrative town in the new provincial city)
  • Special-Use Area : Semi-residential area
  • Building-to-Land Ratio : 70% or less
  • Floor Area Ratio : 400% or less
  • Height : Lowest floor: 2nd or higher, Highest floors: 10th floor or lower (Highest height: 45 m or less)
    ※ Details are included in the Enforcement Guideline for the District Unit Plan of the New City (Zone for Phase 1) of Gyeongbuk Provincial Government (December 2015) (provided in the additional resources).
Details of the Project
  • Site Area : 81,583㎡
  • Gross Area : 12,010㎡(within ± 5% of the Gross Area adjustment range)
  • Main Use : Education and research facility (education center)
  • Number of Floors : This can be suggested by the designer between the lowest and highest floors.
  • Expected Construction Cost : KRW 35,600,000,000 (VAT included)
  • Expected Design Cost : KRW 1,600,000,000 (VAT included)
    ※ Expected construction cost refers to the total construction cost which covers architecture, civil engineering, landscaping, machinery, electricity, telecommunications, firefighting, and government-furnished materials, etc.

Target Site

General Status of Gyeongsangbuk-do
  1. Location and Area
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do is located in the southern part of the east coast of the Korean peninsula and in the northern part of the Yeongnam region.
    • To the east, there is Ulleung-gun in the middle of the East Sea, and it surrounds Daegu Metropolitan City and borders Gangwon and Chungbuk to the north, Chungbuk and Jeonbuk to the west, and Gyeongnam and Ulsan to the south.
    • It is located within a radius of 170 - 430km from Seoul and maintains accessibility to Seoul within 50 minutes to 3 hours through transportation such as air, high-speed rail, and highway.
    • The total area is 19,031㎢, which accounts for about 18.9% of the Republic of Korea. Andong city is the largest with 1,521.9㎢, and Ulleung-gun is the narrowest with 72.8㎢.
    • Yecheon-gun, the project site, is 661.38 km2, which occupies 3.5% of the Gyeongsangbuk-do.
  2. Location and Scope of Gyeongsangbuk-do
  3. Natural Environment
    • The average annual temperature in the inland region of Gyeongsangbuk-do is 11 to 14℃, and the average annual temperature in the east coast region is 13 to 14℃.
    • Inland rainfall is between 1,032mm and 1,291mm.
    • Precipitation is the largest in Yeongju, the northern area of Gyeongsangbuk-do at 1,290.9㎜, and the lowest in Uiseong, the inland basin of Gyeongsangbuk-do, at 1,031.7㎜.
    • The inland region has a huge gap between cold and heat, while the east coast is somewhat warm in winter due to the influence of the sea.
  4. Population Status
    • The total population of Gyeongsangbuk-do has increased by about 2,000 people from 268.90 million in 2010 to 269.1 million in 2017.
    • The average population growth rate is –0.01%. It has been slightly increasing or decreasing until 2015, showing a downward trend starting from 270.2 million in 2015.
    • The number of households has been steadily increasing from about 1.1 million in 2010 to about 1.19 million in 2017.
    • The number of people per household in 2017 was 2.26, and it has been decreasing since 2010.
General Status of Target Site
  1. Traffic conditions in the vicinity of the project site (Gyeongbuk provincial new city)
    • The project site is located about 21.5km from Andong City Hall and about 10.2km from Yecheon County Office, and is adjacent to National Routes 28, 34, and Local Routes 916, 927, Central Inland Expressway, and Central Highway.
    • According to the road construction plan of Gyeongbuk provincial new city, eight routes will be opened from 2013 to 2027, among which, the routes from National Route 34 to the new governmental office and the from Yecheon to the new city are currently open.
  2. The road network of the new provincial city
The road network of the new provincial city
Development Plan of the New Provincial City (to be completed by 2027)
Image Description
Target Site Location in the New Provincial City
Roads, Landscape, and Surrounding Slope before and after Development of New City
Roads, Landscape, and Surrounding Slope before and after Development of New City
Photos around Target Site
Photos around Target Site
Photos around Target Site
Photos around Target Site

Design Directions

Master Plan and Directions
  • to design a flexible space that responds to changing needs and functions of the times and a building where openness is felt to the whole;
  • to design a smart education space that reflects the latest trends;
  • to present functionality, scalability as a space for education, work, welfare, and dormitory, and suggest solutions for security problems;
  • to design structures and equipment systems that can optimize energy efficiency;
  • to thoroughly review the space characteristics and facility characteristics of the spaces for education, work, welfare, and dormitory and prepare architecture, structure, and facility design appropriate to the characteristics;
  • to establish a finishing plan suitable for the image of the building and the characteristics of each room; to select interior and exterior finishing materials that are durable and have textures and colors appropriate for maintenance; to choose materials having reasonable energy efficiency, sound insulation, and moisture resistance to reflect them to the design;
  • to design economically considering disaster and evacuation and maintenance costs;
  • to incorporate the Enforcement Guideline for the District Unit Plan of the New City (Zone for Phase 1) of the Gyeongbuk Provincial Government (December 2015) in the design plan;
    ※ Refer to the additional resources posted on the competition website for details.
  • to design the space of the dormitory in consideration of future expansion;
  • to design a local official education center that coexists with the local community. Separation of open and non-open areas is required for effective management and operation when facilities are open to local residents;
  • to plan the basement according to the needs of the underground parking lot. No restrictions are placed on the layout and number of floors for creative and diverse ideas (Here, requirements for lowest and highest floors, and the height of the building should be complied with).
Site and Flow Planning
  • to properly arrange facilities in consideration of directions, views, and user convenience. Depending on the users of the spaces for education, work, welfare, and dormitory, the creativity of the designer should be exercised so that the flows can be properly separated or combined for each function;
  • to separate the conflicting functions and place the complementary functions adjacent to each other considering the user's characteristics (age, gender, purpose) so that efficient arrangements can be made for each floor and function;
  • to arrange the dormitory to be isolated from noise from inside and outside, and design landscaping and other facilities for good views;
  • to consider future facility availability and expandability and arrange interior and exterior spaces to be organically linked based on user convenience;
  • to build facilities required under the Act on the Guarantee of Convenience Promotion of Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens, Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers to ensure that there is no inconvenience;
  • to separate the pedestrian traffic line from the vehicle traffic line basically. Usability, safety and eco-friendliness should be prioritized in planning sidewalks, roads and parking lots;
  • to design the site so that entry and exit of large vehicles such as cargo vehicles, fire trucks, and emergency vehicles are not affected.
Floor Design
  • to design the space of each facility in harmony and secure rationality for each function;
  • to separate the public space available to all users and the user's space of each floor (by field);
  • to organize the space efficiently according to function and take consideration of the effective management (extension) and use of facilities, equipment, installations, since ceiling height, load and structure, and indoor environment (temperature, humidity, lighting, ventilation, etc.) vary significantly depending on the functions of the spaces for education, work, welfare, and dormitory;
  • to design the shapes and locations of rooms to be suitable for the intended use of the rooms; to properly plan the arrangement (of the ratio of lateral to longitudinal length) in consideration of energy saving, lighting, and ventilation;
  • to design lifts for both passengers and cargo with proper transportation scale depending on the degree of use of each space;
  • to design the flow and the unit space considering the disabled and the elderly;
  • to design the public space (kitchenette, laundry room, etc.) of the dormitory to be flexible so that they can be used jointly or independently.
Elevation / Section Design
  • to design an economical and practical exterior finish for energy efficiency and maintenance;
  • to design on a stable scale, and express the main finishing material on the elevation considering an overall homogeneous elevation with practical use and functionality;
  • to introduce an integrated design concept with design considerations in ventilation towers, walking stairs, railings, and ramp retaining walls, and maintain a consistent design with landscape and outdoor facilities, so that awareness and aesthetics can be raised;
  • to plan an economical space by calculating the appropriate height of the floor according to the use, area, and characteristics of each room.
  • to maintain functional independence through a zone composition plan; make the flow of management and service organically connected to each other; and consider noise between floors;
  • to make a noise isolation design for the walls of the spaces that are in contact with the facilities with high noise, such as air conditioner outdoor unit, elevator room, machine room, etc.;
  • to design the height of ceilings and corridor by estimating the height and width of appropriately in consideration of the use, area, and function of the room. Here, the comfort of space and reduction of construction costs should be taken into consideration;
  • to plan a smoking booth and smoking area.
Parking Lot Planning
  • to secure enough parking spaces (lots) considering the facilities used (20 units in the underground parking lots, 400 units in the ground parking lots, 5 or more units for buses) and design reasonable parking lanes (including underground parking lot);
  • to design the parking control system and crime prevention system from external intrusion (Installation of CCTV to avoid blind spots) with full consideration of structure and constructability. Facilities should be available for unmanned security systems;
  • to set the unit size per parking lot to 2.5m x 5.0m in consideration of vehicle specifications and driver's convenience and follow the provisions of Article 3 of the Enforcement Rules for Parking Lot Act for parking types;
  • to design the parking lanes and parking zones according to users (employees, visitors, disabled people, pregnant women, etc.), when possible;
  • to prepare charging facility and spaces for electric vehicles.
Facility Design
  • to design a reasonable and economical facility system for creation of a comfortable environment. Facility design should be based on the relevant laws and regulations and performed in consultation with other construction types to minimize pollutant emissions and improve constructability;
  • to design all facility systems by actively utilizing new technologies, new construction methods that are reliable in quality and performance (certified by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport), and considering the latest facilities and quality control, thorough safety construction, and budget reduction;
  • to design machine rooms and pump rooms where mechanical equipment and piping are gathered so that the inspection space can be secured for easy maintenance and repair, energy can be distributed evenly, and no flooding can occur due to heavy rain;
  • to design the floor finishing height of the electric room, generator room, monitoring room, battery room, etc. higher than the floor of the drainage pump room in order to prevent the flooding damage in the machine room from spreading to the electric room;
  • to secure sufficient area for the electric room in preparation for capacity expansion in the future;
  • to design a plane structure that allows to make a clear decision on whether to install the ventilation system;
  • to design the underground ventilations projecting outwards to be installed to ensure safety. According to the Energy-saving Standards for Buildings, windows, etc. should be installed to save energy and prevent pipe freezing;
  • to design ventilation facilities each room considering economic feasibility and maintenance. When one or more of the walls of the bathroom face the outer wall, measures should be taken to prevent freezing or heat loss;
  • to place the information and communication room (TPS room) on the ground floor in consideration of economic feasibility by securing sufficient space in consideration of optical communication facilities, and by installing an access floor and providing a separate grounding facility to protect the line and equipment; to install a thermo-hygrostat considering the equipment and make sure that water is not used in no place of the upper part of the room and water supply or cooling and heating lines do not pass in the upper part;
  • to plan sound and video equipment for performances or meetings in order to secure sound articulation; to select finishing materials considering sound equipment; to provide sound insulation, sound absorption, and sound proofing measures for each room;
  • to reflect the plans for fire prevention, fire extinguishing facilities, evacuation and warning facilities suitable for dormitory;
  • to design other items not mentioned here based on the Standard Specification for Construction of Facilities (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport).
Eco-friendly Design
  • to present the environmentally friendly designing elements in detail on the plates, drawings, manuals, etc., considering the feasibility;
  • to establish greening plan in a way that does not degrade the durability of the building; to use natural light, natural ventilation, etc. to reduce energy in the building;
  • to present the concepts related to the applied cases, economics, and maintenance when applying energy reduction measures and ecological and environmentally friendly factors;
  • to comply more than the ratio of obligation to supply new and renewable energy In accordance with the Act on the Promotion of the Development, Use and Diffusion of New and Renewable Energy.
Key Material Usage Plans
  • to select the most suitable materials among materials having similar performance for key materials, considering life cycle costs such as economic feasibility and maintenance convenience for efficient maintenance of buildings after construction;
  • to use K.S marked products for key materials basically; to select from the best domestic materials in case of the absence of K.S marked products
  • to check the local producer / supplier before designing key materials (aggregates, etc.) and reflect in the design details;
  • to reflect the excellent products of the Public Procurement Service and new technology products first.
Structure Design
  • to design the structure to be robust against external forces such as seismic forces, to pursue safety, economic feasibility, and structural rationality of the building, and to maximize the structural beauty of the building frame, by conforming to the function of the building at the same time;
  • to design layout plan by floor (by purpose) considering the structure and load with proper function;
  • to design in compliance with the seismic design standards;
  • to perform structural review in consideration of the floor load due to equipment to prepare for future deflection; to design the floor structure sensitive to vibration in consideration of the floor vibration to pursue the user's comfort and not to deteriorate the function of the building.
Landscape Designing
  • to design landscape to fit the use of the building, to harmonize with the surrounding landscape, and to comply with the applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.;
  • to design the area for a variety of outdoor activities (walking paths, parks, shelter, etc.) on large project sites in consideration of the convenience and comfort of trainees and local residents;
  • to design a field for outdoor sports activities (tennis, basketball, football, etc.);
  • to apply eco-friendly factors such as greening of roofs of buildings
  • to review introduced species considering the temperature, wind direction, and sunshine; to design and arrange the green space not only for users but also nearby residents;
  • to establish space and facility arrangement plans to support outdoor activities of users and nearby residents;
  • to establish the pavement plan to provide walking convenience to the disabled and users and harmonize with the building.
Security Design
  • to design structures in such a way that the access of outsiders can be controlled when necessary, such as at night;
  • to install openings that have sufficient crime prevention performance such as entrances and windows of each room;
  • to install enough CCTVs in the entrances and the areas where and crime prevention are vulnerable; to establish an effective crime; prevention security plan by applying a crime prevention environment design (CPTED) and establishing an integrated control system.

Planned Facilities and Scale

Summary of Facility Area
  • Total Gross Area : 12,010 ㎡ (Adjustable within ±5% of total gross area)
  • Gross Area of Main Building (Office Facility + Education Facility + dormitory) : 9,602.24 ㎡
  • Gross Area of Welfare Building (Ancillary Facility + Sports Facility) : 2,407.60 ㎡
  • Parking lot : Underground parking lot of the Main Building (50 units) + Outdoor public parking lot
    (400 units for cars, 5 units for buses)
Space Program
1. Space Program
Categories Planned Gross Area Remark
Number of Users Calculation Details Area (㎡)
Office Facility Director’s Room 1 person 56.16㎡×1 person 56.16
Multipurpose room (Secretary's office) 35.00
Education Support Manager’s Room 1 person 17.92㎡×1 person 17.92
Project Leader 2 person 7.65㎡×2 person 15.30
Staff 17 person 7.2㎡×17 person 122.40
Multipurpose room (for tea making) 35.00
Sub total 190.62
Education Operation Manager’s Room 1 person 17.92㎡×1 person 17.92
Project Leader 5 person 7.65㎡×5 person 38.25
Staff 20 person 7.2㎡×20 person 144.00
Multipurpose room (for tea making) 35.00
Sub total 235.17
Staff Lounge 27 person 30.00
Women's Lounge 20 person 30.00
Broadcasting Room 30.00
Editing and Material Room 40.00 Where tests questions are made
Medical Room 60.00
Library 50 person 40.00 Where accounting documents are stored
Warehouse 47 person 0.85㎡×47 person 39.95
Information Communication Room 2 person 23.50
Driver's Waiting Room 2 person 24.00
Photo/Broadcasting Room 2 person 44.00 For photo editing and broadcasting
Night Duty Room 2 person 23.04
Civil Defense Shelter Facility 50 units Underground parking lots
(50 units)
1,000.00 Underground parking lot with evacuation facilities
Sub Total
(Area for Exclusive Use)
Education Facility Lecture Room Lecture Room 200 person 2.0㎡ × 200 persons × 1 × 1 rooms 400.00 Available for other purpose
Lecture Room 100 person 2.0㎡ × 100 persons × 1 × 2 rooms 400.00 Available for other purpose
Lecture Room 80 person 2.0㎡ ×80 persons ×1 × 2 rooms 320.00 Available for other purpose
Lecture Room 60 person 2.6㎡ × 60 persons ×1 × 2 rooms 312.00
Lecture Room 40 person 2.6㎡ × 40 persons ×1 × 4 rooms 416.00
Sub total 1,848
Lecture Support Facilities Debate Room 15 person 4.0㎡ × 15 persons ×1 × 8 rooms 480.00
Multipurpose room 30 person 2.6㎡ × 30 persons ×1 × 2 rooms 156.00
Club Room 20 person 4.0㎡ × 20 persons×1 × 2 rooms 160.00
Multipurpose Auditorium 350 seats 2.68㎡ × 350석 938.00
Computer Lecture Room 60 person 2.0㎡ × 60 persons×1 ×2 rooms 240.00
Lecturer’s Waiting Room 10 person 4.0㎡ × 10 persons×1 40.00
Trainee’s Rest Area 150 person 2.0㎡ × 150 persons×1 × 0.15 × 4 rooms 180.00 Internet search room installed
Goods Storage Room 438.00
Library 200.00
Sub total 2,832
Sub Total
(Area for Exclusive Use)
Dormitory Rooms, etc. 10 person 10 rooms (2 for the disabled,
8 for non-disabled)
Rest areas 70.00 Multipurpose room (for cooking, etc.)
Sub Total
(Area for Exclusive Use)
Facility Area Electric room, machine room, etc. 504.90
Common Area Office Facility + Education Facility 2,125.90
Dormitory 90.00
Sub total
(Facility + Common)
Total (Office + Education + Dormitory) 9,602.24

2. Detailed Area Plan of the Welfare Building
Categories Planned Gross Area Remark
Number of Users Calculation Details Area (㎡)
Ancillary Facility Cafeteria 300 persons   834.00  
Store     200.00  
Building Management Office     50.00  
Sub total
(Area for Exclusive Use)
Sports Facility Fitness Room     364.00  
Indoor Table Tennis     304.00  
Shower Room     100.00  
Sub total
(Area for Exclusive Use)
Common Area Ancillary Facility     325.20  
Sports Facility     230.40  
Sub total
(Common Area)
Total (Ancillary Facility + Sports Facility) 2,407.60  

3. Other outdoor facilities
Categories Planned Gross Area Remark
Number of Users Calculation Details
Parking lot 400 units for cars, 5 units for buses    
Outdoor sports facility Multi-purpose playground (for soccer, other various events, etc.)