The 25th SPACE Prize for International Students of Architectural Design

Theme: Public Space, Public Force, Public Imagination / Program: Shopping

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International Architectural Idea Competition
Genre Public
Country Korea
RegDeadline 31 August 2007 GoogleCal iCal
12 September 2007
Eligibility Students (a team may consist of up to 3 students)

The meaning of today's shopping has evolved and extended its function to provide relaxation, entertainment, and other various cultural experiences. The behavior of consumption has changed from consumption out of necessity to culture dimension consumption. Current trends also indicate that well-known artist is also designing footwear. An Immersionary Space, in which a product can be touched, felt, listened to, and interacted completely, has become necessary.
Optimization of public space should take precedence over lease space in commercial buildings. There should be a connection with the context and neighboring buildings as proposed tentacles to the city. As places for many people to gather, it should be a very active space, which will allow for various events. Therefore, a commercial building should be reinforced with culture, entertainment, and as a mixture playground; which gives people maximum experience off-line.
Here, I propose unique program of commercial building design through the conversion of shopping and public space.

Raoul Bunschoten_Founding Director of CHORA,
Architecture and Urbanism
Park Youn-shim_President of Jangwon Arcadia &
Architects Associates

Competition Type

Grand Prize (1): 5,000,000 won
Best Prize (1): 2,000,000 won
Excellent Prize (3): each 1,000,000 won
Many Selected Works: One year Free Subscription to Monthly Magazine Space
* The Grand Prize winner will be given an opportunity to been employed by SPACE GROUP while other winners be an assessment premium for employment by our group.

Entry Fee
US $50 per team

1. 20 pages of Power-point File
2. Two copies of printed Power-point Images

Preliminary Judging: September 19th, 2007
Final Judging and Award Ceremony: October 5th, 2007 (Open Presentation)
Exhibition: October 8th to 12th, 2007

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