Cheongju New City Hall




While providing a platform for effective and collaborative governmental administration, the Cheongju New City Hall will also serve as a symbol of integration and encourage social interaction both within and beyond the building's boundaries.

Technical details

Public Space, Public Administration Building, Workspace
Cheongju-si, South Korea

Tomoon Architects and Engineers

Following an international architecture competition, Snøhetta together with local partner Tomoon Architects and Engineers, have won the bid to design the new city hall in Cheongju, South Korea.

Through its open and inclusive design, the Cheongju New City Hall will harmoniously integrate into its urban context and promote ownership for the citizens and visitors of Cheongju.

Integrated Governance

The vision for the Cheongju New City Hall is to create a landmark representing integrated governance, with minimal distance between the government and its citizens. As a response to this, the administrative spaces are consolidated under one roof to ensure smooth operation and open communication between departments.

Following the belief that good governance begins with good working environments, the New City Hall provides grade A working facilities promoting collaboration, innovation, efficiency, and physical and mental well being.

Roof and Facade

The building’s roof and façade, formed by gently folded curves, reference traditional Korean roofs. The combination of translucent and opaque panels gives the structure scale and rhythm.