International Ideas Competition for Busan Opera House

This is an international ideas competition to establish a design for the Busan Opera House.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Theater
Country Korea
Registration Deadline 25 May 2011 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 3 August 2011 (Must be Postmarked) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

This is an international ideas competition to establish a design for the Busan Opera House. The design will be based on a variety of ideas from both domestic and foreign specialists, as well as student groups. The opera house will include a variety of facilities that will foster a wide range of artistic activities all the while being accessible to the city’s citizens. The grand scale of this project will be suitable for Busan's status as an international city.
The site for the International Ideas Competition for the Busan Opera House is seated in the marine cultural region inside the re-development district in the northern seaport, Junggu, Busan, Korea.
The site area for competition is 34,928m2 out of the marine culture district’s total area of 137,640m2.

Jong Soung Kimm (SAC International, Ltd., Korea)
David Leatherbarrow (The University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Laurent Salomon (The School of Architecture Paris-Belleville, France)
Mauro Galantino (The Institut Universitaire of Architecture of Venise, Italy)
Yasuhiro Yamashita (Architect, Atelier Tekuto)

Student Group
1st prize (1 work): USD 5,000
2nd prize (3 works): USD 3,000 each
3rd prize (10 works): USD 1,000 each
Honorary mention (10 works): No prize money
Professional Group
1st prize (5 work): USD 30,000 each
2nd prize (5 works): USD 10,000 each
Honorary mention (10 works): No prize money

Entry Fee
100 USD

Drawing panel(A1 size 4page), design description report(A4, 10copies) , CD(or DVD)

Submission Address
612-020(postal code)
Busan Opera House Operation Committee
1st Floor (Exhibition hall 1), Busan Design Center, 4 Gil 19 Centum
Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

Announcement of final jury decision: August 12, 2011
Award ceremony for selected works: August 22, 2011 (tentative)

Busan Metropolitan City, S. Korea

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