The first order of the design was to balance the strong architecture of the UNIST campus with the conditions of the site, which was achieved by creating a layout that respected the topography and masterplan of the campus and using passive architecture techniques. Moreover, three concepts were put in place, emblematic of the need for active exchange between academia and industry, an ecofriendly environment and specialized programme operations. The ‘Interactive Lab’ facilitates communication and the ‘Green Lab’ prioritizes environmental performance, while the ‘Thick Lab’ allows for variability and specialized research. Each lab is optimally designed for the function of its respective area. This modern research centre, with its well-thought-out outdoor spaces, will provide an optimal research environment for the development of secondary batteries.