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Garden Conservatory

Prize(s) Winners in Horticultural Lighting
Company Lichtvision Design
Lead Designers Karen Ihlau, Paolo Cocconi
Architecture Company Casper Mueller Kneer
Client Hyundai Department Store
Photo Credits Rohspace
Completion Date 2021
Project Location Seoul, South Korea
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Entry Description
The architects designed this internal garden room on the top floor of the Hyundai Mokdong Department Store as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional green house, extending the external roof garden into the indoors. It is a space without fixed programme inviting customers and local residents to relax while bearing flexibility for potential future events.

A series of green islands with lush planting are scattered around the space providing a calming and immersive experience. The feeling of sitting inside a greenhouse is enhanced by the back-lit pitched roof. Light levels and light quality for the green islands were carefully considered and selected to apply a biophilic design idea with additional focussed grow lights above the planting.
Company Description
Lichtvision Design is an international lighting design consultancy based in Berlin, Hong Kong and London. Since 1997 we work for architects, investors and operators on small projects to large developments. We act as independent consultants in all aspects of lighting design and planning. Known for our award-winning design, we balance technology and creativity, science with art. The design process of our multidisciplinary team is highly collaborative. It has evolved through years of working with internationally renowned architects, giving us global experience as well as local knowledge.