Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang

Hyundai’s “Modern Premium” strategy – the concern’s definition of quality encompassing technology, functionality, design, comfort, and sustainability – formed the basis for an invited architectural competition to find a correspondingly comprehensive design concept, which could be simultaneously applied to all of Hyundai’s spatially very diverse locations.

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DMAA’s competition entry addressed all key aspects of “Modern Premium” and formulated these as titles, hypotheses, and arguments. The central themes and content of the winning concept were subsequently incorporated into the extensive “Global Dealership Space Identity” (GDSI) Manual, which presents both the basic design idea for Hyundai’s dealerships and the flexibility with which it can be implemented in detail.

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Hyundai showrooms worldwide have been adapted or newly built according to these guidelines since 2014. The new Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang in Seoul has also been realized in line with the GDSI system. The concept of the building applies Manual’s modular principle with concisely defined characteristic elements: Landscape, Vertical Green, and Shaped Sky.

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These three design elements dominate the space of the Motor Studio without interfering with the panoramic view of the vast spatial unit, which is defined by the simple and clear structure of openness and transparency, where automobiles are presented from different perspectives – similar to an urban or natural landscape, where visitors can wander freely.

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The uniqueness of the building – and at the same time the main challenge of its design – lies in its ambition to unite a multitude of functions – Sales, Brand Center, Automotive Theme Park, Offices, and Services – in one structure. These functions are positioned in horizontal areas, one above the other, and are connected through the vertical design elements. The aim was to create a complete and integral experience of the brand Hyundai for the customers and to let them fully enjoy the high quality of service offered by the company. Symbolically, the experience represents a journey everyone has imagined but never took, into space, which stimulates one’s imagination – a journey of a car, a journey to a car.

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Project info
Architects: Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Managing partner: Martin Josst
Project manager: Sebastian brunke
Project team: Michael lohmann, Diogo teixeira, christian schrepfer, gerhard gölles, win man, christian groß, florian schafschetzy, bogdan hambasan, toni nachev
Construction Management: Hyundai architects & engineers associates
Project Controlling: Hyundai architects & engineers associates
General Contractor: Hyundai engineering & construction
Executive Planning: DMP / Hyundai architects & engineers
Start of planning: 2012
Start of construction: may, 2013
Completion: february, 2017
Floor area: 63,860 sqm
Gross surface area: 63,860 sqm
Site area: 16,719 sqm
Built-up area: 9,266 sqm
Height: 49.4 meters
Number of levels: 14
Number of basements: 5
Type: Exhibition Hall
Photography: Katsuhisa Kida, Raphael Olivier

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