International Rural Architecture Competition in Korea

This competition is a public competition for the re novation of residential facilities by rehabilitating the old buildings found in Korean rural villages as well as inserting new buildings into these villages.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing, Renovation
Country Korea
Registration Deadline 31 July 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 21 August 2015 (Must be Postmarked, See "Entries" below) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
The Korean Rural Architectural Competition is a public competition for the renovation of residential facilities by rehabilitating the old buildings found in Korean rural villages as well as inserting new buildings into these villages. It t argets the former warehouses of Nonghyup and the former local children centre in Sari-Myeon, Goesan-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-Do.
Sari-Myeon, Goesan-Gun is an ordinary village with the opportunities and problems typical of any Korean rural village. Formerly a provincial centre, the village has declined in recent years because of modernization. The village has investigated the potential of a more advanced rural community as a way to combat the rapid population decrease it has experienced. Today, innovative villages are exploring new and inventive possibilities of development. The village tries to communicate and to reproduce among the generations by reproducing the architectural assets which contain the essence of the village’s past, present, and future. In this context, the possibility of using the former warehouse of Nonghyup and the old children centre is well worth reviewing. The village needs a space for discussion and the exchange of knowledge and ideas. There has, for a long time, been a need for programs that link the many generations within a “Senior Centre-Junior Centre.”
Furthermore, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Korea Rural Community Corporation looking for various ideas for developing the village in a style reflecting regional characteristics and utilising the architectural assets available in rural areas. We are seeking an option that can facilitate rural sustainable development.

Jury
Charles Walker / United Kingdom, Charles studied architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada
Dominique Gauzin Muller / France, the chief editor of the French architecture magazine écologiK
Shuhei Endo / Japan, Shuhei Endo Architect, professor at Graduate School of Kobe University
Joh Sung-Yong / Korea, principal of johsungyong architect office/ubac in Seoul, visiting professor in Sungkyunkwan University
Lim Young Hwan / Korea, a partner of D·LIM Architects, an assistant professor at Hong-ik University

Prize
1st place (1 applicant/team): USD $30,000 (Prize from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affair)
2nd place (3 applicants/team): USD $5,000 (Prize from the president of Korean Rural Community Corporation, Prize of Goesan-Gun Governor and prize of Korea Institute of Rural Architecture)
3rd place (3 applicants/team): USD $2,000 (Prize from the president of Korean Rural Community Corporation, Prize of Goesan-Gun Governor and prize of Korea Institute of Rural Architecture)
Runner-up (A few works) : Appreciation plaque

Entry Fee
USD $100 (KRW 100,000)

Entries
A1 x 4 panels
A4 3 sheets more or less (Total 5 sheets)
The works shall be submitted till August 21, 2015 in principle, however, the post stamped works on August 21 are regarded as filed when they are delivered till September 4, 2015.

Submission Address
Executive secretariat of The 10th Korean Rural Architecture Competition
Address : 2nd floor, 17-2, Taepyung-Ro #2, Chung-Gu, Daegu, Korea
Zip code: 700-112

Timetable
Announcement of jury result (webpage): September 14, 2015

Organizer
Korea Rural Community Corporation

Official Website