Seoul Workers’ Welfare Center and Happy Housing Complex Project International Design Competition

Competition organizer: Seoul Housing and Urban Corporation Neighborhood Regeneration Division
Type: open, international, one-stage
Fee: none
Eligibility: Design professionals
Languages: Korean and English
8 May 2021 – Registration Deadline
21 May 2021 – Q&A Deadline
21 July 2021 – Submission Deadline
Jury: 8 Korean design professionals, some with international experience. (see competition website)
Design Challenge:
■ This design contest is a project to build a complex building that combines worker welfare centers and happy houses by utilizing the site of the Gangseo Waterworks Office Guro Office.
■ It is expected that the two disparate functions are properly separated and connected, there is no inconvenience in being used as an efficient space and movement plan, and a creative plan with a rational structure plan applied is prepared.
■ Workers’ Welfare Center is a facility that is relocated and built to respond to the increase in demand for labor welfare services, and is a Seoul-style worker welfare center that can perform expanded functions as a regional labor hub such as supporting unorganized and vulnerable workers and improving labor awareness of ordinary citizens. I want to build it.
■ The Happiness Housing promoted along with this is a customized happy housing for young people, college students, newlyweds, and residents who can contribute to solving the housing problem of the younger generation, and differentiated publicity with a space and system that can improve the quality of life of residents. It is promoted to make a happy house equipped with a family.

Historical Background
■ This project will reflect the increased demand for labor welfare, relocate old and narrow labor welfare centers, and perform expanded functions such as supporting the vulnerable and improving public awareness in accordance with the policy direction of’Seoul, a city that respects labor’. It was promoted to build a Seoul-type Worker Welfare Center’.
■ After the workers’ welfare center decided on the target site for relocation, the project was changed to develop a combination of the worker welfare center and happy housing in order to improve the land use of the site and contribute to the supply of housing for younger households.
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