Space Prize for International Students of Architecture Design 2013

‘Space Prize for International Students of Architecture Design’ which is being established as gateway to success for
architecture students has also contributed to consolidation of the cultural soil for the Korean architecture
by suggesting such themes as honor the tradition and Zeitgeist of the Korean culture.
2013 ‘ the 31 th space prize for international students of architectural design
Encounters and Dialogues between Architects and Artists
Judging panel
Do Ho Suh (Installation artist), Eulho Suh (Principal of Suh Architects)
– Eligibility: International undergraduate and graduate students (as of 13 Nov. 2013)
(Students on leave of absence included. Teams limited to a maximum of 3 individuals. Composition of multidisciplinary teams is recommended.)
 Registration: 1 Jun. – 7 Sep. 2013 (online: )
– Entry fee: 60USD per team

– Seminar: 10. Jun. 2013, 16:00 (UTC+09:00), Space Theatre, Seoul, South Korea

– Submission deadline: 14. Oct. 2013, 17:00 (UTC+09:00)

– Announcement of preliminary round results: 30 Oct. 2013
– Final round adjudication and awards ceremony: 13 Nov. 2013 (Open Presentation)
– Exhibition: 13 – 20 Nov. 2013
* This schedule is subject to change.


Many art museums and galleries own a series of the famous water lily paintings by Claude Monet. Of them, the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, France and the Chichu Art Museum in Naosima, Japan, are the only galleries to exhibit these works in a dedicated room. The white water lilies room in the Musée de l’Orangerie, which opened in 1927, was designed to a deliberate oval shape, through direct cooperation with Monet himself. The Chichu Art Museum takes a different tack, housing the Waterlilies collection of Soichiro Fukutake, chairman of Benesse group, and is designed by Tadao Ando, who studied Monet’s paintings and attempted to represent their essence through his architectural design. When architecture is carried out from this foundation of reciprocal understanding, it can provoke a chemical combination between space and the artwork exhibited.

A chance leads to an encounter, an encounter to interest, interest to dialogue, and dialogue to another opportunity. Dialogue provides the key when shaping the next stage in one’s mental encounter with a gallery. As such, under the direction of ‘encounters’ and ‘dialogues’, we are going to think about a process toward one common goal and mental preoccupation.
Artists lead the world of fantasy and architects remind us of ideal world. Their encounters intersect with fantasy and ideas open a new world to us. Artwork in real space, sheltering from rain and cold, makes imaginary or depicted rain all the more elusive and leaves an aftertaste hotter than the sun. This real encounters means more than three-dimensions are present in any one space.
The embodied encounter of two parties can produce architecture that embraces artwork. Let’s design a space for artists, particular works, collections, or collectors that you usually have been interested in, regardless of the fields, such as an artist, philosopher, novelist, and musician. This requires a deep understanding and conversation with them or their works. Its result can be a memorial hall, museum or the spatial conditions for the artist. We expect the idea would be expressed not only by architectural space but also by various other figurative types such as landscape (garden, park, plaza etc) and visual arts (furniture, product design).
Creating a real work as the result of research on human, philosophy, literary, fine arts, music. We expect to meet new world of works created by immeasurably intersecting encounters and the chance for deep dialogue in the Space Prize for International Students of Architectural Design. <by Do Ho Suh, Eulho Suh>
– Grand Prize (1 team): 5 million KRW, testimonial, medal
– Best Prize (1 team): 2 million KRW, testimonial
– Excellent Prize (3 teams): 1 million KRW, testimonial per team
– Special Prize (5 teams): testimonial, 2-year SPACE subscription
– Selected Works (many): testimonial, 1-year SPACE subscription
– Register as a member at
– Apply for the competition, and pay the application fee.
– Application fee: 60 USD
– Application is complete if the application fee is paid.
– Application fee is non-refundable.
– Application details can be changed only before the application deadline.
* The subject of work can be modified at the time of submission
Q&A board of ‘Prize’ section at
Tel. +82-2-3670-3639
– Submission methods: via email (supplemented with appropriate file transfer service for large files)
– Should enter a title, participant’s name(univ. name) in a submission email.
– Email address:
 Submission Guidelines
1. A single digital file of a design panel
– A panel in A0 size, portrait direction only
– File format & size: *.pdf, *.jpg / must be under 30MB
– Official language is English.
– Personal information that includes applicant’s identification should not be written. Only the title and the registration number should be specified on the first page.
– Registration number – which is provided when the registration is completed (AR+13digits) – and the title should be written inside the box on the bottom right corner (4cmX2cm).
2. Application certificate
* captured or printed out from <Application Verification / Revision> on the website
3. Enrollment certificate (all team members)
* After the announcement of the preliminary judging result, notification on final judging and publishing requirements will be given to each qualified team.

1. The preliminary judging selects qualified teams and the final judging decides the awards.
2. Works submitted to other competitions or plagiarized are eliminated from judging. Even if such works win a prize, the prize will be revoked later.
3. Submissions that do not comply with competition rules or formats might be placed at a disadvantage during judging.
4. The CDs containing design works will not be returned.Space Prize for International Students of Architecture Design competition 2013

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