Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space Design Competition

The goal of this project is to link the site of the former National Tax Service Building to urban architectural heritage and the surroundings that contain various cultural activities.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Seoul, Korea
RegDeadline 24 September 2015 GoogleCal iCal
25 September 2015 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All professionals in architecture, landscape, and urban design

Sejong-daero, from the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty and the beginning of the Korean Empire to the republic of Korea at present, has been the heart of Seoul. Sejong-daero is Joseon’s political symbolic street, starting from Gwanghwa-mun and beyond Hwangto-hyeon(Gwanghwa-mun Intersection) together with the establishment of Korean Empire, and then connected to Seoul Plaza at present. The territory of Daehan-mun on Sejong-daero has been recognized as a starting point and a new center at the birth of the Republic of Korea, which has been the venue of 4.19 revolution, 5.16 coup d’état, and numerous democratic movements.
The former National Tax Service Building is located in a meeting point between Seohakdang-gil street and a new street of the Korean Empire. This will be a place where people can openly discuss by dismantling the buildings constructed during the Japanese period and by revealing the forgotten historic site for years. This project has a meaning for the idea of making space filled with civil society’s will with the communication of history for the future.

Kim, Sung Hong (a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of Seoul)
Ahn Changmo (a professor at Kyonggi University, the head of Historic Preservation Program in Graduate School)
Woo Daeseung (the head architect of Architects OP'US)
Yoon Seunghyeon (the head architect of Interkerd Architects)
Chin Yangkyo (a professor at Graduate School of Hongik University and president of CA Landscape Design)
Deputy juror: Jeong Seok (a professor at the University of Seoul)

First Prize (One entry): Design Contract for the Construction Documentation (KRW 92 million)
Second Prize (One entry): KRW 40 million
Third Prize (One entry): KRW 20 million
Honorable Mention (No more than ten(10) entries): KRW 3 million each

Entry Fee

Drawing panels consist of two(2) A0-size
Design Description (15 pages at maximum as A3-size)

Korean and English

Submission Address
City Urban Space Improvement Bureau
Seoul Metropolitan Government
(Sejong-daero 110, Jung-gu
Seoul, Korea (100-744)

Announcement of Winners: October 06, 2015
Award Ceremony and Exhibition: October 19, 2015 - October 31, 2015

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Official Website