Daegu Kansong Art Museum International Design Competition

As the first domestic permanent exhibition space of the Kansong Art Museum, the Daegu Kansong Art Museum is expected to serve not only as an archive of our national cultural heritage, but also as a national cultural landmark. Hence, it is the aim of this design competition to select an exceptional design for the museum.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Architects, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Museum
Country Daegu, Korea
Registration Deadline 18 December 2019 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 18 December 2019 (via Online)
Eligibility Architects

Description
In 1907, a year after Kansong was born, a National Debt Redemption Movement (NDRM) was launched in Daegu. Previously, loans were provided by the colonial power, as a means to subjugate Korea under Japan's economic control; however, this movement sought to achieve financial autonomy and recover national sovereignty by calling on all citizens to partake in the effort to repay the national debt. What began in Daegu quickly spread to the rest of the nation, exemplifying a national campaign aimed at preserving national authority with monumental historical significance. Even today, Daegu prides in its reputation as a 'patriotic city' that fought to repay the national debt and to redeem national authority.
The spiritual morale of moonhwa-boguk and the Redemption Movement (NDRM) initiated in Daegu offered small flames of hope that began to grow and shine a bright light during the somber days of Japanese oppression. The cultural spirit that underlies these efforts grant equal importance to both events, as they served to fuel our thrust into the autonomous cultural and economic powerhouse that is Korea today.
The Kansong Art Museum, slated to be built in Daegu, provides a symbolic space where the spiritual morale of moonhwa-boguk and NDRM converge. The structure mingles traditional Korean aesthetics with global cutting-edge design. By hosting exhibitions, research, education and cultural projects, this space will help to communicate the beauty and preeminence of our ethnic culture and contribute to elevating our national pride. It is our hope that the Museum will serve as a stalwart symbol of Daegu and a national landmark of Korea.

Jury
Seog-Won Kang, Between Buildings / Hongik University
Jin-Ho Moon, DMP Partners
Mladen Jadric, Vienna University of Technology
Sung-Won Jung, Sejong University
Jae-Pil Choi, Seoul National University
Kwang-Hwan Lee, Haeahn Architecture

Prize
Winning Design: Contract Award for Design Development and Construction
2nd Place- 6th Place: local participants 36,000,000 KRW/ overseas participants 46,000,000 KRW

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Announce Commissioned Teams: 23. DEC. 2019
STAGE 2 Design submission: 25. MAR. 2020
Announce Winning Design: 31. MAR. 2020

Organizer
Daegu Metropolitan Government Culture and Arts Policy Division

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