Daejeon Urban Renaissance (DJURe) Development Project

1st Prize:
Yoon sehan, South Korea
2nd Prize:
Yves Lion, France
3rd Prize:
Pourrier Stephane, France
Honourable mentions:
Ben Addy
Vladimir Belskiy
Luca Donner
Dejan Jokic
Sung Goo Yang
Daejeon Metropolitan City (DMC); Korea Land Corporation (KLC)
Open, international, 1-stage, ideas
Daejeon, Korea
Korean, English
14 Aug 2007 – Registration Deadline
30 Aug 2007 – Inquiries Deadline
06 Sep 2007 – Answers Posted
26 Nov 2007 – Submission Reception Begins
30 Nov 2007 – Submission Deadline (arrive by 5:00 pm)
10-14 Dec 2007 – Jury Deliberations
14 Dec 2007 – Results Announced
Design professionals worldwide
To be selected, including
3 non-Korean jurors
3 Korean jurors
An alternate juror (no voting privileges, under normal circumstances)
1 Korean juror
Professional Advisor (no voting privileges)
Dr. Jaepil Choi, Professor of Architecture, Seoul National University
KRW 100,000 (US$109)
1st Prize – KRW 200,000,000 (US$218,341*)
The 1st prize winner, if with proper licensure for architectural design, may be given the preferential status for the negotiation for the design of one of the projects within the site, if and when the DJURe project proposal is realized.
2nd Prize – KRW 50,000,000 (US$54,585*)
3rd Prize – KRW 25,000,000 (US$27,293*)
(5) Honorable Mentions – KRW 15,000,000 (US$16,376*) each
* US$1 = KRW 916.00 (using values from July 20, 2007); Exchange rate of the day on which the transaction is executed is applied for US$ remittance.
The DJURe site comprises the Daejeon KTX station and the surrounding area of the old central urban district. It is currently cluttered with commercial, industrial and residential blocks. There are also densely-built old housing units and buildings that are aging or dilapidated. And these inferior living condition and urban setting cause a rapid urban decline. However, convenience and accessibility that derive from the transportation system such as the KTX, subway and East-west road have become a key strength which can provide an unique set of challenges and opportunities to improve urban environment.
Propose an idea for a master plan of DJURe for the revitalization of the old central urban district.
– Development plan in relation with the KTX ( Korea Train Express ) and the local subway station
– Urban skyline
– Pedestrian network
– Application of the TOD (Transit Oriented Development)
– Eco-network making use of the Daedong creek
– Landmark that identifies the local character
The purpose of this competition is to invite excellent planning ideas that fit into the social and cultural context of the site. Through this international ideas competition, the promoters expect the Daejeon Urban Renaissance area to become a strategic place promoting the regional development.