South Korea’s National Research Center for rare plants and endangered Species

By: | December 15th, 2014

South Korea is planning a National Research Center for Endangered Species in its Yeongyang-gun region. This spectacularly beautiful region has one of the cleanest environmental areas in Korea.

Unique combination of style and substance

Designed by Samoo Architects and Engineers of Seoul, South Korea, this 16000 square meter state of the art complex will contain research labs and breeding farms, as well as an extensive visitor’s centre and educational facilities. The center will serve as a hub for scientific research about the country’s rare plant and animal species.

This entirely sustainable and eco-friendly facility will even have residential housing for visitors and staff. The complex hopes to create a balance between architecture and nature.

The center features three main sections: Core, Refresh and Research zones

The Core Zone has a visitors’ area, offices, and a quarantine space. This is the most public and accessible area of the complex. The quarantine facility near the entrance of the complex will ensure the quarantine of all plants/animals before entering into the research center.

The Refresh Zone comprises guest houses and housing for the researchers.

Finally, the main Research Zone is based on a modular design with a combination of indoor/outdoor breeding farms and research facilities. This zone can be expanded in future if the more space is required.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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