Seoul Urban Design 013 International Ideas Competition / Students

Sponsors: Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Space Syntax Seoul Organizing Committee

Type: open, international, 2-stage

Languages: English

Eligibility: Students registered at the time of entry submission

Fee: $30 (foreigners); 30,000won (Koreans)

Location: Seoul, Korea


Registration deadline 26 April 2013
Project submission deadline – 5 July 2013 (1st round)
Submission deadline (2nd round) 11 October 2013


1st : 1 project $10,000
2nd : 2 projects $5,000 each
3rd : 3 projects $3,000 each

Honorable Mention : 4 projects $1,000 each

Design Challenge:

Controling a bigger system calls for faster communication. A growing city demands faster transportation lines to catch up its size. Overlaying a steady transportation network on a large cityscape has been a chief responsibility for every metropolitan government. Faster connections were needed for efficiency, so they built speedy ways inside cities. Efficiency sacrificed life; the naturally-grown urban fabric was disconnected and split areas were isolated. They became urban barricades. This competition puts forward the concept “Toward Urban Integration” to collect ideas about urban fabric recovery. It focuses on the eco-friendly regeneration of the expressway, Jemulpo-gil and the adjacent blocks in the west region of the city. Still in the conception phase, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has a potential plan to build underground tunnels to turn the extensive surface area of Jemulpo-gil into usable space for citizens. Following this direction, this competition seeks inspiring proposals that can re-define Jemulpo-gil and revitalize the adjacent blocks, according to a paradigm shift from separation toward urban integration.

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