HYUNDAI AMCO, Won at the International Construction Competition
Hyundai Engineering 2009/11/12프린트
Hyundai Engineering 2009/11/12프린트
- The Sales Corporation of Kia Motors in USA (KMA) and the design center won the honor of being selected.. The only one among works from Korea
- Organized by the Chicago Museum in USA... Only 97 among more than 1,000 works entered from numerous countries throughout the world were chosen
Structure that HYUNDAI AMCO constructed in overseas country won the honor of receiving award at the international construction competition.
HYUNDAI AMCO (Representative Director:: Kim, Chang Hee. www.hyundai-amco.co.kr) announced that the 『Sales Corporation of Kia Motors in USA (KMA)』 and the 『Design Center』 that HYUNDAI AMCO constructed in August last year were selected as winner in the ‘Chicago International Construction Competition’ organized by the Chicago Literary Arts Museum in USA.
This award given to structures throughout the world every year is the only international construction competition with world-renowned authority. Total of 97 structures among more than 1,000 design works that were completed by December last year throughout the world were given the honor of being chosen as winning entries.
Works that received awards will be exhibited in Italy and Greece in December this year.
Majority of works chose for award was residential units with some large commercial buildings as well as special structures such as museum. 13 works from USA and only 1 structure t that HYUNDAI AMCO entered won award in the competition.
『Sales Corporation of Kia Motors in USA (KMA)』 and the 『Design Center』 that received award are located in Irvine, California in the western region of USA. It is a 3-story building on land area of approximately 26,000 pyeong, and this Design Center designed the models ‘Soul’ and ‘Forte Coupe’ of Kia Motors.
This building is highlighted by the traditional wrapping cloth pattern, curtain wall on the 3rd floor developed by mimicking the patterns of the traditional weather strips door, window design on the 1st and the 2nd floor, and frontal and rear aspects of the main building that embodied the Gyeonghoiru pond of Gyeongbokgung and Sungjungjeon of Changdeokgung with Bukak Mountain in its background in American style that fully displays the beauty of Korea.
In particular, Mr. Chung, Eui Seon, the vice-chairman, who has been emphasizing design management personally provided the direction for designing of『Sales Corporation of Kia Motors in USA (KMA)』 and the 『Design Center』, which has the characteristic of being designed and constructed by harmonizing concepts of ‘modernism’, ‘simplicity’, ‘traditional beauty of Korea’ and ‘free spirit’ of USA.
Furthermore, this building received the ultimate praise of “the best in the current era” by Mr. Cesar Pelli, the chairman of judging committee of the Architecture Association of Orange County, USA, at the end of last year, and more than 150 well-known architects have already visited the building for inspection.
Moreover, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), which was in charge of designing of the 『Sales Corporation of Kia Motors in USA (KMA)』 and the 『Design Center』 is a specialized construction and design company located in Chicago, USA with diverse range of performances at home and abroad, and, in particular, has expertise in designing of ultra-high rise buildings (Birds Dubai, etc). End.