International Ideas Competition for Daejeon Urban Renaissance


1st Prize - Yoon sehan, South Korea
2nd Prize - Yves Lion, France
3rd Prize - Pourrier Stephane, France

Honourable mentions
Ben Addy
Vladimir Belskiy
Luca Donner
Dejan Jokic
Sung Goo Yang



An idea for a master plan of Daejeon Urban Renaissance Development Area for the revitalization of the old central urban district.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International Architecture Project Competition
Genre Redevelopment, Station
Country Korea
RegDeadline 14 Aug 2007 GoogleCal iCal
30 Nov 2007
Eligibility All

The purpose of this competition is to invite excellent planning ideas that fit into the social and cultural context of the site. Through this international ideas competition, the promoters expect the Daejeon Urban Renaissance area to become a strategic place promoting the regional development.
The DJURe site comprises the Daejeon KTX station and the surrounding area of the old central urban district. It is currently cluttered with commercial, industrial and residential blocks. There are also densely-built old housing units and buildings that are aging or dilapidated. And these inferior living condition and urban setting cause a rapid urban decline. However, convenience and accessibility that derive from the transportation system such as the KTX, subway and East-west road have become a key strength which can provide an unique set of challenges and opportunities to improve urban environment.

Daejeon Metropolitan City and the Korea Land Corporation

Not yet announced

Competition Type
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

1st Prize: KRW 200,000,000
- The 1st prize winner, if with proper licence for architectural design, may be given the preferential status for the negotiation for the design of one of the projects within the site, if and when the DJURe project proposal is realized.
2nd Prize: KRW 50,000,000
3rd Prize: KRW 25,000,000
Honorable Mentions (5 entries) : KRW 15,000,000 each

Entry Fee
KRW 100,000

Four(4) A1 size panels, less than 20 A4 pages, 300 dpi or higher resolution image

Questions Deadline: 30 August 2007
Answers to Questions: 6 September 2007
Announcement of Winning Entries: 14 December 2007

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