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In a virtual ceremony held on Thursday, 25 February 2021, the Amorepacific headquarters was awarded Commercial/Industrial Project of the Year at the 2021 CIBSE Building Performance Awards. These awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. They focus on actual, measured performance outcomes, rather than design intent or performance specifications.

The judges praised the Amorepacific headquarters for incorporating an impressive range of features that address both local challenges and the global climate agenda. The brief to create an exemplar for low energy and sustainability influenced design decisions from the macro scale – around volume, height and shape – to the micro scale – with controls, metering and custom luminaires. The result is an excellent working environment that is low energy in use. This is borne out by the operational energy performance, which is 50% below South Korean benchmarks for commercial buildings.

The CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) is an international professional engineering association based in London that represents building services engineers. It exists to “support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering”.

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