|Category||Project Competition / Open to Students|
|Type||International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||14 June 2019 GoogleCal iCal|
|12 July 2019 (via Online) GoogleCal|
Shelter for Soul Campaign gets inspiration from various types of social minorities around us. This campaign is to care not only on a physical level of the social minority, but also on the soul level of the group around our community.
We believe that an architect group and artist group can initiate and conduct this mission efficiently. The main goal of this competition is to provide an opportunity for the public and student to understand the situation of the less-cared in our community and to interact with social groups who are concerned with those who desperately seek for a ‘shelter’ around us. To present a soul shelter for one, which comes the spirit of care and gives identity of each person, will be the expression of affirmation and an action of love.
Under this motivation for the less-cared in contemporary society throughout the world, the Korean Institute of Architects plans to host the “Shelter for Soul International Design & Installation Competition”. This Competition aims at exploring design and interpretations about the concept of ‘shelter’. Shelter has basically two meanings: one is “refugee place” and the other is “rest place”. As a shelter generally refers to an emergency gathering place for the victims of disasters, we ask our applicants to go further in their understanding, towards emotional comfort, beyond physical function.
The process of shelter design is to be made in three steps: the first step is to look around and find a specific marginalized group(social minority) nearby one’s community; the second step is identifying what is most needed and what is a suitable design for an individual member of this minority; and the last step is to finalize design based on their overall circumstances. After choosing finalists, this work will be installed in an appropriate place for the individual. The final decision process will take place in September of this September. Upon the Jury’s decision, the selected projects will be exhibited as a panel presentation in an indoor gallery precedently, and then the works selected showing the second round will be chosen and installed outdoor nearby Seoul Station so that the public can easily access and appreciate it together.
We would like to have the opportunity to make a better world by getting along with you and your pursuit through this campaign in the Archi-Tect’s (Front-Builder) philosophy.
“Soul Shelter for One“
“Can space heal?”
design a physical environment for the soul.
Min W. Suh
Grand prize: US $10,000 + certificate of merit
First prize: Certificate of merit + prize gift
Second prize: Certificate of merit + prize gift
Third prize: Certificate of merit + prize gift
Honorable mention: 6-11 works, certificate of merit + prize gift
* selected number of semi-finalists entries (40~50 entries) will be exhibited in Seoul; and the installation of the 10-~15 Finalists will be exhibited during Korean Architecture Festival 2019
* a stipend (up to $1,000) will be provided to one representative from each of the 10~15 finalists to present their project to the jury in order to determine the awards. The stipend includes: installation fee, accommodation, and airfare.
* the selected entries will be published after the competition.
* given the opportunity to join our oversea architecture project.
Panel exhibition in Seoul: 20 July 2019 ~ 04 August 2019
Installation: 04 August 2019 ~ 04 September 2019
The final jury will be held in Seoul: 06 September 2019
The result announcement and award ceremony: 07 September 2019
Installation exhibition: 20 September 2019 ~ 26 September 2019
BaMI (Builders as mission international)