Garak Wholesale Market: Vegetables Bldg. 2 Design Proposal Competition

The purpose of this design proposal competition is to increase the efficiency of distribution and logistics at Garak Market and to select an optimal design proposal which will allow the market to play the role of a fine goods wholesale market, through the selection of a creative and high quality design proposal for the Vegetables Bldg. 2 of Garak Market.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Architect, Two-Stage
Genre Marketplace
Country Seoul, Korea
RegDeadline 13 January 2017 GoogleCal iCal
10 February 2017 GoogleCal
Eligibility Any domestically or internationally licensed architect

After opening in 1985 as a publically operated agro-fisheries wholesale market, for 31 years the Garak Market has led domestically in wholesale distribution and is the world’s largest single wholesale market. However, in addition to its facilities being old and unsafe, the structure of the facilities and transport circulation are an obstacle to efficient distribution, such as the shipping of palettes and the mechanization of loading and unloading. Unable to flexibly respond to the ever-changing trade system, revitalization of the market through the modernization of its facilities is urgently needed.
Garak Market will be reborn as an advanced distribution system by sequentially improving the run-down facilities and old distribution system according to a phased development plan. Accordingly, the purpose of the design is the realization of an eco-friendly wholesale market through a creative design proposal which will allow for the building of a future wholesale market capable of flexibly adapting to changes in the distribution environment.
- Project Cost Estimate: 78,615,000,000 KRW (surtax incl.)

Park In-soo, PARKiz Architects (Principal)
Song Ha-yub, Professor of Depart. of Architecture, Chung-ang University
Chung Hyun-a, DIA Architecture (Principal) Cho Jae-won 0_1 Studio (Principal)
Joo Dae-kahn, ECTO Architects & Associates (Principal)
Lim Jae-yong, OCA (Principal)
Kim Seong-soo, Managing Director of Seoul Agro-Fisheries & Food Corporation

1st Place (1 entry): Awarding of Design Contract, Design Fee Budget 2,950 million KRW
2nd Place (1 entry): 30,000,000 KRW
3rd Place (3 entries): 10,000,000 KRW

Entry Fee

1st Round Judging: 2017.2.16
2nd Round Judging / Announcement of Winners: 2017.2.21
Awards Ceremony/ Exhibition/ Design Contract: 2017.3

Seoul Agro-Fisheries & Food Corporation

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