The CJ Only One Research and Development Center in Suwon, Korea.
The “Only One” research and development headquarters for the CJ Corporation will consolidate the company’s pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food products businesses within the same 1.2-million-square-foot center. Thornton Tomasetti provided façade peer review services for the 12-story building that houses science laboratories, specialist product development laboratories, offices, data centers and employee amenity spaces.
The façade system for the energy-efficient complex includes a highly-specialized curtain wall with frameless insulated glazing at vision areas. A perforated, aluminum shading ribbon cantilevers from the curved steel structure and wrap around the perimeter, controlling solar heat gain while providing a comfortable interior for employees. A central atrium connects the three towers and feature a large gridshell-supported skylight.
During the final design phases, Thornton Tomasetti provided comprehensive peer review services to the Korean executive architect to oversee the design of the specialty glazing systems, sunshades and glass atrium. Thornton Tomasetti worked directly for the owner and their subsidiary general contractor, to review shop drawings, mock-up tests, and the actual installation work onsite.
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