CannonDesign and its Yazdani Studio are proud to share that CJ Blossom Park has earned two AIA/LA design awards – one for its architectural design and another for its interiors. The awards were selected by a jury of distinguished architects based across the US and announced in late October. The AIA/LA design awards honor design excellence in some of the most significant completed projects across the world.
CJ Blossom Park is a new world-class research and development headquarters that repositions CJ Corporation’s operations into a new interdisciplinary format that will increase efficiency, create a culture of integrated innovation, and accelerate speed-to-market. Conceived as “The Only One,” this unique 1.2 million sf building consolidates the organization’s previously disparate pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food products businesses into a single location, enabling it create industry-defining product strategies and increase its global competitiveness.
The design of CJ Blossom Park locates the full spectrum of research and development facilities in three high-rise towers around a dynamic central atrium. Surrounding the atrium at the first and mezzanine levels are 100,000 sf of amenities, including product showrooms, a cafe and restaurant, library and work out facilities. This three-dimensional connectivity is further emphasizes with a series of double-height interaction spaces linking labs, offices and amenity spaces within each tower.
These awards come just shortly after the project earned a 2016 Best of Asia Pacific Design Award from the International Interior Design Association.