JAD International Design Competition 2009


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Theme: Design saves us “soft space”. ‘Soft Space’ might be a flexible and extensible space for various meanings and functions.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Korea
RegDeadline 18 November 2009 GoogleCal iCal
18 November 2009 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility Students

JAD International Design Competition (hereinafter, JADIDC) is the most famous design awards in Korea and has played an important role as one of the leading international design competitions since 1994. JADIDC has helped students who have various backgrounds to communicate with each other and encouraged them to express their creativity and inspiration through design by requesting various suggestions for new design approaches with no boundaries and restrictions.
Due to the recent worldwide economic crisis, gloomy projections on the future have been heard daily and even the possibility of economic depression is predicted. Design industry does not seem to be apart from the current economic slowdown because it has been closely connected to the consumerism.
On the other hand, it has been said that ‘Design loves the economic depression.’ ‘True design is really looking forward to the depression.’ Historically, designers have produced better designs and tended to thrive in the hard times, such as the Great Depression, wars and resources insufficient crisis. From this point of view, the design is not merely related to the economic depression, but even paradoxically interconnected to the crisis as well.

Not yet announced

Gold prize(1 team): US $10,000 and testimonial
Silver prize(1 team): US $5,000 and testimonial
Bronze prize(2 team): US $1,000 and testimonial
Special selection(15 teams): testimonial
Finalist(many): testimonial

Entry Fee

Data CD with Image file (A0 size) and Report file and Photos of all team members

Submission Address
JAD International Design Competition Committee 5F Lotte Insurance Co., Ltd., Bldg.,
51-1, Namchang-Dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea, Zip code 100-778

Announcement of results: November 30, 2009 at www.jadidc.com
Award ceremony: December 10, 2009 at Lotte Insurance Bldg., Seoul, Korea
Exhibition: from December 10 at www.jadidc.com

Past winners
Joong Ang Design Co., Ltd

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