KAIST IT Convergence Building
This design was selected as the winner in an open competition in 2010. The 25,000sm building is sited on the northern edge of a green lawn creating a new green space on campus, and is designed to bring together the fields of Computer Science and Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Rectangular boxes are stacked nine stories high and arranged around a central core of large multi-level, indoor and outdoor social spaces that enhance cross-discipline communication between both students and professors. The influx of daylight is an important principle in the spatial organization of the building. Numerous recesses in the overall massing express the interior space while allowing light to penetrate deep into the building. They also provide a direct connection to the exterior in the form of green roof terraces. The three story lounges and a central 9-story high glass atrium, that begins at the main lobby and runs the entire height of the building, provides plenty of daylight and space for people to gather. The building is currently under construction and will be completed by the end of 2012.