Seoul Urban Design 2013, a competition for students from around the world

Seoul Urban Design 2013, a competition for students from around the world

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.

?The competition is open to any registered student-individual or team-from all over the world.
?The competition accepts max. 3 people in a team.
?All team members should be registered students at the submission deadline for the 1st round(July 5, 2013) . The entrants will be required to submit student identification cards at the 1st round submission.

notice : March 4, 2013
registration : March 25, 2013 10:00 – April 26, 2013 17:00
submission deadline for the 1st round : July 5, 2013 5pm (online)
evaluation by the jury : July, 2013
announcement of the final list : August 2, 2013
submission deadline for the 2nd round : October 11, 2013 17:00 (online)
presentation and announcement of the final winners : October 31, 2013 (Seoul City Hall)
awards & exhibition : October 31-November 6, 2013(Seoul City Hall)
* note: All the dates and time listed are local time in Korea, which is GMT+9 hours

? On-line registration can be made on the official website:
? Non-refundable registration fee of $30(foreigners), 30,000won(Koreans)

1st : 1 project $10,000
2nd : 2 projects $5,000 each
3rd : 3 projects $3,000 each
Honorable Mention : 4 projects $1,000 each
Accepted : 10 projects certificate of merit

Further Information & questions
?The official contacts for the competition are as follows:
– homepage :
– email : sud2013[@]