Designed by Korean architect’s office ConnonDesign, this 1.2 million-square-foot research and development facility is located in the south of Seoul, uniting the three divisions food, pharma, and biotech to foster innovation and help turn emerging ideas into new products.
CJ Blossom Park locates the full spectrum of research and development facilities in three high-rise towers around a dynamic central atrium, designed with optimum flexibility and adaptability. Every tower has a different height, albeit the first five floors are joined by a multi story atrium that forms the center of the building. The first and mezzanine levels include product showrooms, a café and restaurant, library and work facilities. This three-dimensional connectivity is further emphasized with a series of double-height interaction spaces linking labs, offices, and amenity spaces within each tower. While planning the three distinct business units, design director Mehrdad Yazdani wanted to provide comfortable, light-filled as well as fun spaces for the scientists to come together.