International Competition: National Museum Complex Master Plan for Korea's Administrative City

18:00 - 31 May, 2016
International Competition: National Museum Complex Master Plan for Korea's Administrative City

The objective of this competition is to select the appropriate master plan proposal for the National Museum Complex (NMC), with the aim of realizing a cultural base that is the spatial core of the Administrative City. This competition is an open international competition for all professionals and consists of two stages. In stage one (1) of the competition, conceptual land use plan of the whole project site (190,000m2) and conceptual master plan of the project area (75,000m2) of the 1st phase of the NMC project are reviewed. Entries of stage two of the competition are limited to winners of the stage one.

Why the FAR (Floor Area Ratio) Game?: Inside Korea’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

21:00 - 30 May, 2016

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

Of the few dozen articles on architecture and urbanism I have contributed to the Korea Joongang Daily, it was the one entitled “The FAR Game” that received the biggest response from readers. While FAR (Floor Area Ratio) appears to be technical jargon for professionals, it seems that almost every Korean either knows what it is, or has heard about it. If you type yong-jeong-nyul (용적률, the Korean word for FAR) on Korean search engines, an endless stream of news, articles, and commentary pops up. The word speaks to the hunger for living space in a hyper-dense environment, as well as the desire to satisfy that hunger by any means possible, whether by proper planning and tactics or through trickery and obfuscation. It touches both the rich and the poor, the white-collar and the blue-collar, as they navigate their lives together in and around the urban fabric. Upon reading that article, where I had stated that without a doubt it is FAR that drives the architectural character of Korean cities, a renowned urban researcher told me I had hit the nail right on the head.

Open Call: International Competition for Nodeul Dream Island

10:45 - 7 March, 2016
Open Call: International Competition for Nodeul Dream Island, Poster Nodeul Island Competition
Poster Nodeul Island Competition

The Metropolitan Government of Seoul announces an international competition in order to establish a music-led cultural complex by 2018, in which domestic and oversea specialists from various fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design are invited to participate. The government have established a program including the necessary facilities and the scale considering citizen participation and publicity for the realization of the proposed operation program.

Call for Entries: International Competition for Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea

12:30 - 11 November, 2015
Call for Entries: International Competition for Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea, Korea Racing Authority
Korea Racing Authority

Korea Racing Authority (KRA) launches an international competition for the design of a Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea.

This one stage project competition in accordance with the UNESCO-UIA regulations has been approved by the UIA.

KRA intends to develop on a 1,474,883㎡ site "LetsRun Park Yeongcheon", a theme park about horses incorporating a racetrack that will hopefully become a local attraction. Its goal and purpose is to improve the overall image of horse racing and contribute to the horse industry, become tourist destination and attraction that enriches the local economy, and bearing a profit, provide an exemplary model for theme park development.

2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners Announced

07:00 - 6 October, 2015
2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners Announced, The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

The winners of the seventh annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards—the only awards in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces—have been announced in London. Out of over 860 entries from the United Kingdom and 70 other countries, 36 designs were awarded, with two grand prize winners.

The winners of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are:

Winning Design for Seoul's National Assembly Smart Work Center and Press Center Unveiled

06:00 - 11 September, 2015
Winning Design for Seoul's National Assembly Smart Work Center and Press Center Unveiled, Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture
Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture

South Korean Haeahn Architecture, in collaboration with New-York-based H Architecture, has won a competition to design the Smart Work Center and Press Center at the historic site of the National Assembly Complex in Yeoido, which is the largest island in the Han River in Seoul.

The 23,750-square-meter building will be flexible in its uses and support "legislative functions of the National Assembly." Overall it will “house five distinctive programs: a press center with a briefing room alongside a small broadcast facility with a workplace for reporters; a highly-equipped smart work center which serves as a remote workplace for commuting officers and Ministers for the government; supplementary office spaces; underground parking; and welfare facilities which will include a restaurant, a banquet hall, and a retail component that will be accessible to both government workers and the general public.”

Open Call: Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space Design Competition

06:00 - 11 August, 2015
Open Call: Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space Design Competition

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced its Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space Design Competition, which seeks creative designs for the site of the former National Tax Service Building, as well as a greater conceptual blueprint for the central Seoul area.

MVRDV to Transform Abandoned Highway in Seoul into Lush Skygarden

13:30 - 13 May, 2015
MVRDV to Transform Abandoned Highway in Seoul into Lush Skygarden, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has won a competition to transform an abandoned elevated highway next to Seoul's Central Station into a 938 meter-long skygarden. The ambitious project, dubbed the "Seoul Skygarden," aims to "build on the city's ambition to be greener, more attractive and more user-friendly," while acting as a catalyst for the surrounding neighborhoods. 254 species of trees, shrubs and flowers will take over the overpass, creating a unique "library of plants" organized according to the Korean alphabet. Even more, the skygarden will cut pedestrian commutes to the station by more than half, reducing the walk from 25 to 11 minutes. 

© MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV +7

Extrude / studio GAON

20:00 - 12 May, 2015
Extrude / studio GAON, © Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park +28

Gablepack / AND

21:00 - 28 April, 2015
Gablepack / AND, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Structural Consultant

    THE Structural Engineering Co.
  • Area

    493.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin +23

‘The Rock’ Sangsu-dong office / designband YOAP architects

23:00 - 27 April, 2015
‘The Rock’ Sangsu-dong office / designband YOAP architects, © Shin Do Keun
© Shin Do Keun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Shin, Hyun Bo; Ryu, In Keun; Kim, Doran
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Shin Do Keun © Shin Do Keun © Shin Do Keun © Shin Do Keun +64

Office PARK-NG / IROJE KHM Architects

20:00 - 27 April, 2015
Office PARK-NG / IROJE KHM Architects, © JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yeouido, 3 Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    HyoMan Kim
  • Design Team

    Kyung Jin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, Su Kyung-Jang
  • Contractor

    Jehyo
  • Area

    304.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim +22

Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

15:00 - 12 April, 2015
Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Courtesy of Planning Korea
Courtesy of Planning Korea

Seoul-based architecture and art practice Planning Korea has unveiled their design for a seaside resort hotel, to host visitors to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Offering 946 rooms and sprawling across a 29,493-square-meter site, the hotel will offer a combination of marine and mountain leisure activities. 

Courtesy of Planning Korea Courtesy of Planning Korea Courtesy of Planning Korea Courtesy of Planning Korea +6

Residence Hall of Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary / SAC International

20:00 - 10 April, 2015
Residence Hall of Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary / SAC International, © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio
© Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio

© Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio +27

HWA HUN / IROJE KHM Architects

21:00 - 8 April, 2015

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +32

Customi-Zip / L'EAU design

23:00 - 7 April, 2015
Customi-Zip / L'EAU design, © Park Wan-soon
© Park Wan-soon
  • Architects

  • Location

    416-4 Gwacheon-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Dongjin Kim
  • Area

    560.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon +31

ZEROPLACE / Z_Lab

20:00 - 4 April, 2015
ZEROPLACE / Z_Lab, © Kim Jae-kyeong
© Kim Jae-kyeong
  • Architects

  • Location

    황락저수지, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si
  • Architect in Charge

    Lee Sang-muk , Noh Kyung-rok , Park Jung-hyun
  • Area

    422.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Woo Jong-deok © Kim Jae-kyeong © Woo Jong-deok © Kim Jae-kyeong +35

Korea Gas Corporation Headquarters / Samoo Architects & Engineers

21:00 - 1 April, 2015
Korea Gas Corporation Headquarters / Samoo Architects & Engineers, © Young Chae Park
© Young Chae Park

© Young Chae Park © Young Chae Park © Young Chae Park © Young Chae Park +14