Busan Opera House Ideas Competition

Sponsor: Busan Metropolitan City government
Type: International, open, professional and student
Languages: Korean and English
Fees: US$100 (120,000 Korean Won)
25 April 2011 – Official announcement of competition
25 Apr. – 25 May 2011, 5:00PM (GMT+9) – Registration
11-20 May 2011 – Questions/inquiries
25 May 2011 – Answers posted on the website
3 Aug. 2011, 5:00PM (GMT+9) – Submission Deadline
12 August 2011 – Winners announced
A. Student Group -Any student who has specialized in architecture can participate as a single or team entry.
B. Professional Group – Any licensed architect can participate in the public competition as an individual or a team member.
A. Student competition: first prize (1 work), second prize (3 works), third prize (10 works), Honorary Mention (10 works)
B. Professional competition: first prize (5 works), second prize (5 works), Honorary Mention (10 artworks)
Prize money:
Prize money
A. Student group
1st prize: US$5,000, 2nd prize: US$3,000 each,
3rd prize: US$1,000 each, Hon. mention (certificate)
B. Professional group:
1st prize US$30,000 each, 2nd prize US$10,000, Hon. mention: Certificate
Design Challenge:
To establish a design for the Busan Opera House. The design will be based on a variety of ideas from both domestic and foreign specialists, as well as student groups. The opera house will include a variety of facilities that will foster a wide range of artistic activities all the while being accessible to the city’s citizens. The grand scale of this project will be suitable for Busan’s status as an international city.
Competition site:
The site for the International Ideas Competition for the Busan Opera House is seated in the marine cultural region inside the re-development district in the northern seaport, Junggu, Busan, Korea. The site area for competition is 34,928m2 out of the marine culture district’s total area of 137,640m2.
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