National Museum of World Writing International Design Competition

The purpose of this competition is to select an optimal design for the establishment of a 'National Museum of World Writing' for the collection, conservation, research and exhibition of the writing systems of various nations across the globe, and to create a multi-use cultural space for experience and education as well as creative activities.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Architect, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Museum
Country Seoul, Korea
Registration Deadline 2 June 2017 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 September 2017 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Any domestically or internationally licensed architect

Description
The purpose of this competition is to select an optimal design for the establishment of a 'National Museum of World Writing' for the collection, conservation, research and exhibition of the writing systems of various nations across the globe, and to create a multi-use cultural space for experience and education as well as creative activities.
Site Area: 19,418㎡ (Natural Green Area, Free Economic Zone, Building Coverage Ratio: 30%, Floor Area Ratio: 150%)
Building Area: 15,650㎡ (adjustments within 5% are permitted)
Design Scope: National Museum of World Writing (outdoor space, parking etc.)
Construction Cost (Estimated): ₩55.052 Billion KRW (surtax incl.)
Building Construction Cost: ₩43.353 Billion KRW
Exhibition Hall Construction Cost: ₩11.699 Billion KRW
Design Fee (Estimated): ₩2.802 Billion Won (surtax incl.)
Design Period: 360 days from the beginning of project initiation (holidays incl.)
Construction Period: 720 days from the beginning of project initiation

Jury
Odile Decq, principal, Studio Odile Decq
Sou Fujimoto, principal, Sou Fujimoto Architects
Yoo Kerl, partner, iArc Architects
Lim Che Zin, professor, Hongik Univ. Dept. of Architectural Engineering Major in Architecture
Lee Min Ah, principal, laboratory of architecture Hyupdongone

Prize
First Place Winner (1 team): Awarding of Design Contract
(1 work/building design, including the basic design of the exhibition hall)
Second Place (1 team): 50,000,000 KRW
Third Place (1 team): 30,000,000 KRW
Honorable Mentions (2 teams): 10,000,000 KRW each

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Technical Review 2017.09.07.
Judging of Entries 2017.09.10. ~ 2017.09.11.
Announcement of Winners 2017.09.15.
Award Ceremony & Exhibition After 2017.09.22.

Organizer
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea

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