National Library of Korea Data Preservation Center Competition



Sponsor: Korean National Library
Type: International, open
Eligibility: Licensed architects/engineers, etc.

International firms are required to merge with Korean partner firm.
Fee: None
Languages: Korean and English
21 May 2021 – Registration deadline
10-14 May 2021 –Inquiry Submission Period

25 May 2021 – Response to Inquiries
27 June 2021 – Submission deadline
• Kim Sung Min, Vice-President of EGA ACM group
• Kim Jin Wook, Professor, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
• Kim Hye Rim, CEO of Hyunshin Architects & Engineers
• Woo Eui Jung, CEO of METAA Architects & Associates
• Daniel Valle, Professor, Chung-Ang University (Reserve)
• Kim Myoung Sun, Professor, Sun Moon University
Winner selected by the jurors will receive the rights to design the project from Concept through Construction
• 2nd Place – 50M KRW (approx. $45,000)
• 3rd Place – 30M KRW (approx. $27,000)
• Runnerups (2 teams) 10M KRW (approx. $9,000 each)
Estimate design cost: 2,710M KRW (approx. $2.41M)

The National Library of Korea will soon be reaching its storage capacity. Therefore The National Library of Korea Data Preservation Center, Pyeongchang is to be built to provide added capacity through the utilization and remodeling of the currently neglected International Broadcasting Center (IBC) of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and to secure long-term reliable preservation space and permanent preservation of national documents by establishing a preservation environment for various media and a high-tech restoration system. Accordingly, the international design competition seeks to obtain a creative and feasible optimal design that fits the status and role of the National Library of Korea Data Preservation Center.
Design Scope:
Design scope site : Inside of the site boundary line in the provided reference materials

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