International Design Idea Competition for the Big-O of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea


Prizewinner (5 works)
- Atlantis / Jong-R Hahn
- Big-O FANTASIA / Seog-Jung Choi
- Green Ocean & Blue Forest / Ki-Seok Park
- Smart Biotope / Jung-Woo Chae
- To the OCEAN / Byung-Doo Kwak

Honorable Mention (2 works)
- BIG = O2(Square) / Se-Han Yoon
- BLUE LAGOON / Zijian Li


This competition is designed to gather diverse ideas on designing programs and presentation environments that can be materialized within the Big-O, the core facility of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, from eng and international experts in the fields of culture, art, cinema, audio, history, landscape, architecture, urban development and civil engineering.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Architecture, Pavilion
Country Yeosu, Korea
Registration Deadline 18 December 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 18 December 2009 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Any individual, corporation, or a consortium who have experience in spatial and contents presentation, such as exhibition, landscape architecture, city planning, architecture, engineering, culture, the arts, film, sound, and history. See Regulation for detail.

Total project area : 1,450,000㎡ (18,000㎡ land section)
- Participants in the competition may propose ideas for the land and sea areas that exceed the total project area. However, the spatial plans for the land section should be considered.

Total project budget : about 132.7 billion won (including VAT)
- Participants should propose ideas that are economically feasible within the constraints of the total project budget.
- The total project budget includes the budget for restoring the sea, and it may be partially adjusted according to changes in the promoter’s business plans.

The Jury will consist of experts from diverse fields selected through a intenal process.

Outstanding (5 works): KRW 50,000,000
Honorable Mention (3 works): KRW 50,000,000

The promoter or the person designated by the promoter will have the right to directly or indirectly use, modify, adapt, or change (in their entirety or partially) the ideas of the submittals or the expression thereof, or to combine them with other ideas or the expression thereof, in his/her Big-O planning and design, development and operation processes. The participant(s) will be considered to have agreed to above conditions by signing the registration certificate.

Entry Fee

Drawings : 2 sheets of standard A1(594mm×841mm), 1 format
Proposal description: 20 copies, up to 30 x A3 sheets.

Submission Address
Address : the Organizing Committee for Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea 4th floor, Hyundai Bldg., 75 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, korea
Phone : 82-2-740-4593

Announcement of winner: 28 December 2009

The organizing committee for Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

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