Seoul Urban Design 2013: Ideas Competition

Published on
March 20, 2013

website: International Ideas Competition for students

The design competition provides an open design challenge for students all around the world. It is held at the same time with the 9th International Space Syntax Symposium, which will take place in Seoul from 31 October through 3 November, 2013. The competition will be co-hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Space Syntax Seoul Organizing Committee.

The main goal of Seoul Urban Design 2013 is to gather creative ideas for a site in Seoul, which can bring our attention to the urban issues in the city, from students all around the world. This competition intends to produce versatile and extensive documentation to be used as a basis for the future development of the area. Through this competition, students whoever interested in architectural, urban, and landscape design can explore their design ideas and understand potential effects of their proposals, possibly using spatial analysis as a design methodology.

The theme of the competition is "Toward Urban Integration." This competition focuses on the eco-friendly regeneration of the expressway, Jemulpo-gil and the adjacent blocks (see image) in the west region of Seoul. It seeks inspiring proposals that can re-define Jemulpo-gil and revitalize the adjacent blocks according to a paradigm shift from separation toward urban integration.

Registration open from March 25 till April 26, 2013

Submission deadline June 5, 2013