Suncheon Art Platform

This competition hopes to help the City of Suncheon test find a repository of cultural and historical assets contained within the City of Suncheon so that citizens and visitors can engage in Suncheon’s cultural and historical trails with other people.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Culture-Centre
Country Korea
Registration Deadline 15 April 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 25 May 2016 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Fostering its natural environment such as world class Suncheon Bay Garden, Suncheon has succeeded in promoting itself to be an ‘eco-city’.
Through the creation of a city associated with its excellent natural environment, it navigates through a new urban development generating a positive impression on visitors and its own citizens.
However, despite having a variety of historical and cultural trails within the Suncheon Wall, the Old City has been neglected due to rapid industrialization. In the early 2000s, by arranging scattered historical trails and networking with current cultural potential, the City of Suncheon, the citizens and experts have been making efforts to regenerate the Old City articulating a new vision for it as a ‘Humanities City’.
The Suncheon Art Platform will play a crucial role to the exploration of the importance and meaning of ‘the humanities city’. One goal of this competition is to find possibilities of an art center that help test its potential, as a generator of the revival of the Old City – as more than a showcase of art works, as a gateway to cultural activity, a hub of community activity, and how that all interrelates with the adjacent cultural and historical trails. This competition hopes to help the City of Suncheon test find a repository of cultural and historical assets contained within the City of Suncheon so that citizens and visitors can engage in Suncheon’s cultural and historical trails with other people. The other goal is to define strategic interventions the city will choose for the development of the competition site. This competition hopes to suggest the City of Suncheon how the Suncheon Art platform, composed of an art center, visitor center, an open plaza and the new Yeonja-ru could respond to the demands of the City to have a tourist hub with iconic design that will help strengthen the City’s overall impressions.
Through the novel proposals of architects around the globe we hope to develop the Suncheon Art Platform with creative interpretations. These creative interpretations, within context, will have a comprehensive convergence of the rich historic and cultural elements in Suncheon. This will showcase the potential of the ‘Humanities City’ by engaging in the ongoing urban regeneration of the Old City.
The Suncheon Art Platform is scheduled to be completed in 2018 with the winning proposal if it satisfies the urban and architectural expectations of the City. The first prize winner will be mandated to further develop his proposal. Along with gardens with vegetation such as Suncheon Bay Garden that represents the eco-city of Suncheon, the Suncheon Art Platform is expected to foster sustainable urban development through planting a historic / cultural context representing the humanities city of Suncheon.

Jury
Francisco Sanin: Colombia, Director of the Syracuse Architecture London program
Hyunjun Mihn: South Korea, Principal at mp_Art Architects Associate professor at Colleges of Architecture, Hongik University
Keith VanDerSys: United States, Founding partner of PEG office of landscape + architecture
Junsung Kim: South Korea, Design principal at Architecture Studio hANd, Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, Kunkuk University
UIA Representative
Deputy Juror (Appointed by UIA)
※ UIA representative available soon.

Prize
1st Place (a person or a team): USD $60,000
2nd Place (a person or a team): USD $40,000
3rd Place (three persons or teams): USD $10,000 each
Honorable Mention (Majority): Plaque

Entry Fee
USD $100 (KRW ₩100,000)

Entries
Drawing Sheets: 3 sheets of A1 sized paper
Design Description: 2 sheets of A3 sized paper

Submission Address
Daegu Architectural Culture Confederation (DACC)
27, Apsansunhwan-ro 89-gil, Nam-gu,
Daegu, 42490, Rep. of KOREA

Timetable
Formal examination of the entries: May 26 – Jun 3, 2016
Jury deliberation: Jun 3 - 5, 2016
Announcement of results on the competition website: Jun 6, 2016

Organizer
Daegu Architectural Culture Confederation (DACC)

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