The Government Complex Sejong is the largest government building ever built to create a multifunctional administrative city by relocating the central administrative agencies to the Yeongi and Gongju areas in Chungcheongnamdo with the aim of decentralization, balanced development, and prevention of overcrowding in the metropolitan area. With the enactment of the Special Act on the Construction of Multifunctional Administrative City in March 2005 and confirmation of the target organizations to be relocated in October of the same year, the construction of government buildings officially started.
Developed from the winning design in an international competition for the comprehensive master plan of the administrative city, the basic plan for the construction of the Government Complex Sejong was finalized in December 2007; with the groundbreaking ceremony in December 2008, construction finally began. The first phase was completed in November 2012, followed by the second phase in November 2013 and the final phase in November 2014 including Government Complex Sejong II.
With the additional relocation of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and the Ministry of Science and ICT to Sejong, a plan for the New Government Complex Sejong was established to secure sufficient office space. The new complex is expected to be completed in August 2022.
Designed as a decentralized office building, connecting 15 flats or low-rise buildings in one, it breaks away from conventional square designs to end the bureaucratic image in the past and represent the harmony between the city and government offices.
Smart Complex features videoconference rooms as well as the first smart work center connecting all central administrative agencies and local governments to improve close communication and administrative efficiency between remote locations
No separation between departments and individuals is set up, and desks arranged together regardless of ranks, to create an autonomous atmosphere. A comfortable working environment featuring an employee lounge, multipurpose communication space, and a conference room have been established
There are no partitions between departments and individuals, and desks are placed regardless of rank to create an autonomous and horizontal atmosphere. It also features employee lounges, multipurpose communication spaces, and conference room that are meant to create a comfortable working environment.
Inspired by the Korean traditional game called Sunseongnori where you go around the fortress to enjoy the sceneries inside and outside of the wall, the rooftop garden is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest (3.6km) garden connecting 15 buildings. (May 25, 2016)
Established to serve as a communication space where citizens and the government can meet to discuss policies. Located on the first floor of the Government Complex Sejong Bldg. 6 (General Information Bldg.). Visit the website of "Gwanghwamoon 1st Street" to sign up to use the space.
Established and operated to support various occasions, such as meetings, exhibitions, and public relations events held by the resident organizations at the Government Complex Sejong. The convention center consists of conference/exhibition hall for various conferences, banquets, and exhibition events, PR building for long-term exhibitions and policy promotion, and support center, which accommodates lodging for event officials.
Location: 104-63, Eojin-dong, Sejong-si (Public open space near BRT across Bldg. 9)