SPACE Prize for International Students of Interior Design 2010

SPACE Media, who has awarded the promising student architects with space Prize for Students of Architecture. sine 1983 launched 'Space Prize for international Students of Interior Design' in 2001 for the first time in the nation. Theme of 2010 is Restoration of the Lost Time.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Interior
Country Korea
RegDeadline 31 July 2010 GoogleCal iCal
5 October 2010 (Must be Postmarked or Delived by visit) GoogleCal
Eligibility Undergraduate and graduate students up to master’ degrees in Korea and other countries

The creation and extinction of most architecture naturally occurs due to its location or functions growing obsolete. Buildings renowned of their historical value are given an extension to their lifespans through preservation or restoration work.
Architecture worth restoring represents a memory of the city, or of the region. If the restoration of the façade of a building is to extend the lifespan of the actual physical memory of the building that lives in the minds of the people, then the restoration of the interior is to rebuild the ‘memory of the life’ accumulated in the passing of history.
In this sense, the significance of interior architecture is immense in considering the preservation or restoration of the architecture within its historical value. Going beyond being a simple temporal memory, the interior is a space in which people interact, breathe and touch. It’s also a direct, non-mediated space that can recognize and extend the architectural worth through a closer contact.
With its 1,000 years of history, Korea has gone through immense changes during the last 10 years, and so has the dynamic city of Seoul, its capital.
In looking at significant buildings in Seoul that had to undergo turbulent periods of changes, we are facing both the increased importance in the notion of their subsistence and the concern for their indiscriminate extinction. For their restoration and preservation, there is a need for a new approach from the standpoint of interior architecture, and we are proposing a subject matter appropriate for the demands of today’s generations.
A new era in history will unfold according to the new paradigm that we are suggesting – in terms of how buildings can keep, in the present, their intrinsic value while conveying the lifestyle of the past, as well as in the future, which will reflect our present life.

Park Ki-joon (President of KDA Group),
Chun Sung-eun (Principal Architect, SeSangSoop Architecture Network)

Grand Prize (1): 5 million KRW
1st Prize (1): 2 million KRW
2nd Prize (3): each 1 million KRW
3rd Prize (many): 1-year Space subscription

Entry Fee
50,000 KRW

Less than 20 pages of Power-point File and 2 copies of printed Power-point Images

Submission Address
The 10th Space Prize for International Students of
Interior Design, 219, Wonseo-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul,
Korea(Visit or post mail)
Tel. +82-2-747-2892

Final judging announcement: Oct. 27th, 2010
Award ceremony: Nov. 3rd, 2010
Exhibition: Nov. 3rd - Nov. 9th, 2010

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