HONAM OIL. YOSU, KOREA: one of the largest refineries in South Korea,
the Honam Oil refinery has an area of over 2 million sq. meters and processes 400,000 bbl/day. Honam Oil joint ventured
with Caltex in the planning and construction of a new, central control building.
CRD was brought into the project soon after a site had been selected and initial building layouts were underway.
Within four weeks of project start-up, it became clear that the proposed building was one 'bay' too small to accomodate all
of the planned functions. New layouts were soon prepared that included all of the operational functions on the ground
floor (shown above) with administrative and engineering staff occupying a 2nd story above. A complete design development program was completed within five months of project
Transition areas were created in the corridors to allow for a change in finishes: from strictly utilitarian in the rear entry areas - to more finished in the main lobby
and control room areas.