International Competition of Integrated Urban and Architecture Masterplan for Suwon Dangsu District 2, Suwon, S. Korea

This design competition aims to realize a city model with the pleasant living environment under the theme of the “street-centered shared city” in order to create a dwelling environment that meets the future image of “Suwon Dangsu District 2.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Landscape, Urban
Country Suwon-si, Korea
RegDeadline 26 January 2021 GoogleCal iCal
30 March 2021 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility If a foreign architect (office) wishes to participate, it must jointly apply with the company Korean architects, and the representative shall be a qualified person from Korean architects.

Green Walkable City & Sharing Green Space
The urban development methods complete with large scale blocks and separate complexes have divided the space of citizens into closed groups so that an isolated urban space where access and communication are blocked without community life. Zoning districts that are cut off from each other by roads due to the land use plan define the method of life in a uniform way to the extent that all of the places look the same. The housing supply method that divides house rental and purchase has been causing an issue that hinders the fusion of citizens, and the method of distributing subsidiary facilities by complexes is the reason for lacking diversity and the redundant supply of regional shared facilities. Moreover, it was true that nature was also organized as islands inside the designated blocks under the terms of parks and greens.

Now, the question of this competition is as follows.
This competition begins with questions including "What is the street space-centered shared city and how should it be established?" "How does that city make harmony with the natural ecological environment, how is it organized within the harmony and what is the significance of it?" We expect that the participants would provide diverse urban and architectural ideas based on human sciences and philosophical ideas to answer our questions.

Competition Directions:
1. All of the designs shall follow the related laws of Korea regarding cities and construction and the design guidelines.
2. The purpose of a design plan is to provide a new three-dimensional integrated city construction plan by connecting with various kinds of city plan related materials including the city master plan of Suwon-si.
3. The main objective is to develop residential areas that become a desirable model as a "street space-oriented sharing city" by considering the design conditions including the topography and surrounding situations of the project site.
4.It requires to suggest a new integrated urban and architecture design method that takes into consideration the domestic conditions including business value, feasibility, and the residential preference of Korean citizens, etc.

① Site Address: Dangsu-dong, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, S. Korea
② Site area: 684,444㎡ (Suwon Dangsu District 2) + 303,660㎡ (remaining area of Suwon Dangsu District 1)
③ Number of Housings: 5,000 houses (Suwon Dangsu District 2) + 2,179 houses (remaining area of Suwon Dangsu District 1)
④ Estimated design fee: 7,278,000,000 KRW
[Masterplan: 991,000,000 KRW, a pilot project design of 1500 housings: 6,287,000,000 KRW (VAT included)] 1us dollar = 1,200 KRW
⑤ Competition Period: December 30, 2020 ~ March 30, 2021
⑥ Project Period: 2020 ∼ 2025

Lee, Kyuin AJOU University, Architecture ,
Jeon, Younghoon, Chung-Ang University, Architecture
Kim, Juntaek, Chonnam National University, Architecture
Chai, Byungsu, Jeonbuk National University, Urban Design
Kim, Youngook, Sejong University, Urban Design
Baik, Kyungmoo, Shin Ansan University, Architecture, Preliminary, jury
Yang, Seungwoo, University of Seoul Urban Design, Preliminary jury

1st Place winner (1entry)
priority rights for the masterplan and a pilot project design
2nd Place winner (1entry)
Prize money 110,000,000 won
3rd Place winner (2entry)
Prize money 80,000,000 won per each winner
※ 1 us dollar ≒ 1,200KRW

Entry Fee

Result Announcement: Apr. 07(Wed), 2021

Korea Institute of Architects

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