Seoul Urban Design 2013

The main goal of Seoul Urban Design 2013 is to gather creative ideas for a site in Seoul, which can bring our attention to the urban issues in the city, from students all around the world.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Transportation, Urban
Country Seoul, Korea
Registration Deadline 26 April 2013 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 26 April 2013 (via Online)
Eligibility Students

Description
The main goal of Seoul Urban Design 2013 is to gather creative ideas for a site in Seoul, which can bring our attention to the urban issues in the city, from students all around the world. This competition intends to produce versatile and extensive documentation to be used as a basis for the future development of the area. Through this competition, students whoever interested in architectural, urban, and landscape design can explore their design ideas and understand potential effects of their proposals, possibly using spatial analysis as a design methodology.
The theme of the competition is "Toward Urban Integration." This competition focuses on the eco-friendly regeneration of the expressway, Jemulpo-gil and the adjacent blocks in the west region of Seoul. It seeks inspiring proposals that can re-define Jemulpo-gil and revitalize the adjacent blocks according to a paradigm shift from separation toward urban integration.
Controling a bigger system calls for faster communication. A growing city demands faster transportation lines to catch up its size. Overlaying a steady transportation network on a large cityscape has been a chief responsibility for every metropolitan government. Faster connections were needed for efficiency, so they built speedy ways inside cities. Efficiency sacrificed life; the naturally-grown urban fabric was disconnected and split areas were isolated. They became urban barricades.
This competition puts forward the concept “Toward Urban Integration” to collect ideas about urban fabric recovery. It focuses on the eco-friendly regeneration of the expressway, Jemulpo-gil and the adjacent blocks in the west region of the city. Still in the conception phase, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has a potential plan to build underground tunnels to turn the extensive surface area of Jemulpo-gil into usable space for citizens. Following this direction, this competition seeks inspiring proposals that can re-define Jemulpo-gil and revitalize the adjacent blocks according to a paradigm shift from separation toward urban integration.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
1st (1): $10,000
2nd (2): $5,000 each
3rd (3): $3,000 each
Honorable Mention (4): $1,000 each
Accepted : 10 projects certificate of merit

Entry Fee
Non-refundable registration fee of $30(foreigners),
30,000won(Koreans)

Entries
1 panel (600mm x 900mm size), the description (A4 size, max. 800 words)

Timetable
Evaluation by the jury: July 5, 2013
Announcement of the final list: August 2, 2013
Submission deadline for the 2nd round: October 11, 2013
Presentation and announcement of the final winners: October 31, 2013 (Seoul City Hall)
Awards & exhibition: October 31-November 6, 2013(Seoul City Hall)

Organizer
Seoul Metropolitan Government and Space Syntax Seoul Organizing Committee

Official Website
http://sss9.or.kr/sud/index.asp

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