UIA 2017 SEOUL, Competition for Students and Young Designer

The main goal is to solicit new visions for a central site in Seoul, with a particular focus on biosynthetic ecology as a vehicle for urban regeneration.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Age Restriction and Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Sustainability, Urban
Country Seoul, Korea
RegDeadline 28 February 2017 GoogleCal iCal
31 May 2017 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Students enrolled in universities, or young designers in any fields with less than 10 years after graduation

A challenge for the competition is to formulate an updated vision of a more organic city, in which humans are but one among many participants in the intricately intertwined spectrum of life. For non-human animals to occupy a more visible place in our cities, we need to reprioritize our urban infrastructure. The modern city's obsession with hygiene and sterility will be challenged by adapting a new filter of animality for assessing the biosynthetic sustainability of a new habitat, conceived as a demonstration of post-human urbanity.
Through a broader survey of urban community of Haebangchon on Namsan-both real and imagined, and through architectural reincarnation in various forms of hidden public spaces, the ideal proposals shall address and challenge key concepts regarding post-human community, biosynthetic diversity, social sustainability, and urban regeneration.

Minsuk Cho, Architect (Massstudies)
Chop Choi, Professor (Seoul National University)
Gwangya Han, Professor (Dongguk University)
Marc Brossa, Architect
Laurent Pereira, Architect

1st Prize (1): 5,000,000 KW
2nd Prize (2): 2,500,000 KW
3rd Prize (5): 1,000,000 KW
Honorable Mentions (20): Certificate

Entry Fee
$50 (KRW: 50,000)

Announcement of winning entries: June 2017
Awards and Exhibition: September 2017

Committee of UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

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