The Seoul Energy Dream Centre was an innovative partnership, between Seoul city government and Germany's Fraunhofer Society, to develop Korea's first net-zero energy building. This project was built in the Seoul World-Cup Stadium Park on the site of a former landfill. The area was redeveloped in preparation for the FIFA Football World Cup 2002 in Japan and South Korea.
The project is designed to achieve Zero Energy and Zero Emissions target. It was accomplished through the use of passive design and on-site solar and geothermal energy production. That includes that all energy issued for the operation of the building shall be produced on site and only renewable energy will be used. WSP helped make this a reality by providing energy simulation, design localization, and achieving certification from the Korean Green Building Council.
Throughout the construction process of this project, it is deemed that the project will deliver the evidence that Zero Energy Buildings are feasible in the Korean climate, which was one of the key project objectives.