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Foster breaks ground on Korean tyre research facility

[FIRST LOOK] Foster + Partners’ new £155 million research facility for South Korean tyre manufacturer Hankook has started on site

The 96,328m² project – dubbed the Hankook Technodome – will provide ‘high-tech’ facilities for research and development (R&D) intended to incubate new ‘future-oriented’ technologies.

The building in Daejeon will feature 90 laboratories and host up to 1,000 research engineers. It will also include office accommodation, an education centre, a library and a series of exhibition spaces.

Seung Hwa Suh, chief executive of Hankook Tire said: ‘The Hankook Technodome has been designed to reflect our confidence in R&D and will be a meaningful milestone in Hankook Tire’s history.’

He continued: ‘In addition, combined with our proactive corporate culture, the high-tech R&D facility will provide a great foundation for us to realize a management structure based on quality and progressive leadership.’

The technodome is planned to complete in 2016. A ground breaking ceremony for the new building took place on Tuesday (10 June).

Norman Foster’s £155 million research facility for South Korean tyre manufacturer Hankook

Norman Foster’s £155 million research facility for South Korean tyre manufacturer Hankook

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