Korean War Memorial Park for Civil Victims

This competition aims to select a design for a memorial park that will commemorate civil victims who lost their lives during the Korean War.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Architects, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Landscape, Memorial
Country Korea
RegDeadline 23 October 2020 GoogleCal iCal
30 November 2020 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Domestic and international professionals in the field of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and other relevant areas

On behalf of the Committee of the International Competition of Korean War Memorial Park for Civil Victims, I wish to extend my heartfelt appreciation and welcome to the people who will participate in this competition. On September 11, 2020, by the support of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety of Republic of Korea, the local government of Dong-gu district in Daejeon, launch an international design competition for a National Memorial to honour the civil victims during the Korean War and the bereaved families.
As you begin to envision your design for Memorial Park, please allow a moment to reflect upon the nature of its location in the historical background to the war. The Memorial’s site, surrounded by calm landscape, is located in the gentle valley where thousands of political prisoners were persecuted after the outbreak of Korean War.
The design challenge is to create an outstanding and sensitively-designed Park and a Memorial Hall that is spiritual while offering visitors an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Korea’s darkest hour. This competition seeks to identify the very best design talent to create Memorial Park as a national symbol and a home to the local community.
Thank you for applying your talent to reflect on loss, and celebrate life. I wish you the best of luck.

Charles Waldheim, CANADA, Landscape Architect, Professor, Office of Charles Waldheim
Harvard University
Waro Kishi, JAPAN, Architect, Professor, Waro Kishi + K Associates, Kyoto University
Francisco Sanin, COLOMBIA, Architect, Professor, Syracuse University
Andreas Fries, SWITZERLAND, Architect, Herzog & de Meuron
Sung-kwan Lee, REP. KOREA, Architect, HANUL Architects & Engineers Inc
Jae-heon Jeong, REP. KOREA, Architect, Professor, Kyung Hee University
Yi-kyu Choe, REP. KOREA, Landscape Architect, Professor, Keimyung University

1st Prize: contract of architecture design development, construction document, and landscape design development only (total design cost of 632 million KRW, VAT included)
2nd Prize: 15 million KRW
3rd Prize: 10 million KRW
4th Prize: 5 million KRW
Honorable mention

Entry Fee

1st Design Evaluation : Dec. 03. 2020.(Thu) ~ 12. 10.(Thu) / online evaluation
Announcement of a shortlist : Dec. 11. 2020.(Fri) 17:00 / website
Technical Review : Dec. 15. 2020.(Tue)
2nd Design Evaluation : Dec. 17. 2020.(Thu) / presentation by teams on the shortlist
Announcement of Winners : Dec. 18. 2020.(Fri) / website
Exhibition : Dec. 22. 2020.(Tue) ~ 12. 24.(Thu) / location will be notified later

Local Government of Dong-gu District, City of Daejeon, South Korea

Official Website