Magok Waterfront, Seoul


1st Prize
Samoo2008, Republic of Korea

2nd Prize
EGACNSM, Republic of Korea

3rd Prize
levenbetts, U.S.A
SIAPLAN, Republic of Korea

Merit Award
Valentin1976, Russia
McgregorPartners, AUSTRALIA


The goal is to transform the area of Magok into a tourist, commerce, and environment friendly waterfront area (1,170,780m2), in line with Seoul’s "Han River Renaissance Project," through the participation and input of various professionals and experts from Korea and abroad.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type Architecture Project Competition
Genre Environment, Landscape, Urban
Country Korea, Seoul
RegDeadline 31 January 2008 GoogleCal iCal
5 June 2008 (Must be Postmarked, See "Timetable" below)
Eligibility All

The Project aims to advance water transportation connecting the Han River to the Yellow Sea, while creating a well developed waterfront environment that houses all necessary facilities and amenities.

Planning Objectives:
- Creation of a Leisure Area equipped with related facilities and amenities
- Promotion of a Sustainable Ecosystem and Environment of Magok
- Conformity to the Han River Renaissance Project

Parts of the project that will be included in the Project Design Contract are as follows:
- Waterfront
- Park
- Harbor facilities
- Floodgate facilities

Kun-hyuk Ahn (Professor, Seoul National University)
Rodolfo Machado (Professor, Harvard University)
Greg Yager (Vice President, RTKL)
Jai-woo Song (Professor, Hongik University)
Yumio Ishii (President, Japan Society of Civil Engineers)
Du Nam Choi (Professor, Seoul National University)
Elizabeth Mortamais (Professor, Paris Val de Seine University)
Shin Won Kim (Professor, Kyunghee University)
Grant Jones (Principal, Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects)
Kim, Chang Seok (President of Korea Planners Association, and professor of urban engineering, University of Seoul)

Judging Process
Two Stage ("Technical Selection" and "Final Selection"), Anonymous Competition

1st Prize (1 entry): The winner gains the exclusive right valued at maxim of USD3,800,000 to design the Magok Waterfront
2nd Prize (1 entry): Award and prize money of USD100,000
3rd Prize (1 or 2 entries): Award and prize money of USD50,000
Merit Award (a maximum of 5 entries): Award and prize money of USD10,000

Entry Fee
KRW100,000 or USD100

The Design Description Report: no more than 50 pages (including the cover page and section dividers) in A4 form (210mm×297mm) or Letter form (215.9mm×279.4mm)
Presentation Board: 9 separate A1 (594mm×841mm) sized boards
CD or DVD: Design Description Report file in MS-Word and PDF formats, Image files in JPEG, TIFF, PSD or other commonly used formats (over 300 dpi)

Design submissions: must be received by 5:00 pm, June 10, 2008
Announcement of winning entries: June 23, 2008

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Official Website