Thematic Pavilion of the Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea


1st Prize
soma / Austria


2nd Prize
SPACE GROUP / South Korea


3rd Prize
Studio Nicoletti Associati / Italy


Honorable Mentions
boyarsky murphy architects / United Kingdom


UnSangDong architects / South Korea


Atelier Thomas Pucher / Austria


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The Organizing Committee of Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea is announcing an open/invited, single-stage international architectural competition for the Thematic Pavilion of the Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea. The purpose of the competition is to select a master plan for the Thematic Pavilion of the 2012 Yeosu Expo, Korea. The master plan should include detailed schemes, such as site plan, floor plans, sections, elevations, circulation plan, exhibition plan, outdoor space and etc.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open/Invited, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Pavilion
Country Yeosu, Korea
RegDeadline 28 May 2009 GoogleCal iCal
30 September 2009 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Architect

The Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea will be held from 12 May 2012 to 12 August 2012, under the theme of "The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities." The ocean, the origin of life and breeding ground of living organisms of the Earth, is what we ought to preserve and treasure. Faced with threats such as social conflict, global warming, energy depletion and degradation of natural environment, we are on the threshold to seek practical solutions from the oceans. The theme of the Expo 2012 Yeosu will raise people's awareness about the values of oceans and the critical environmental issues to suggest a new ocean vision for the future generation.


Project Summary
Title : Construction of Thematic Pavilion of 2012 Yeosu Expo
Estimated Gross Floor Area : about 6,000m2
Major Facility : The Thematic Pavilion
Total Project Cost: about KRW 47,000,000,000

To be announced

1st Prize: KRW 100,000,000 + design commission
2nd Prize: KRW 50,000,000
3rd Prize: KRW 30,000,000
Honorable Mentions (3 entries) : KRW 10,000,000 each

Entry Fee

Announcement of Winning Entires: 16 October 2009

The organizing committee of the 2012 Yeosu Expo, Korea

Official Website