Winners for the Bering Strait Project

1st place, Taller 301

The winning concepts for the Bering Strait Project International Ideas Competition were recently announced in both the professional and student categories. The objective of the competition was to construct a bridge or tunnel to span between Russia and the United States. The project would create a world highway linking Asia, Africa and Europe with North America and South America.

The competition seeks to not only achieve an architectural connection but also a connection among all races in an attempt to form a future society to prepare the world for unity rather than disjunction. The project, due to its massive scale, would require mutual efforts on both sides to complete, thus all must cooperate and communicate to reach success. ”Eventually, it aims to remove the barrier of human race, culture, religion, and nations by letting this obstructed way flow and to being peace to the world…the Bering Strait project can be rephrased as an elimination of all the barriers like spatial disconnection of national borders and chronological disconnection of today and tomorrow, and thus, stepping forward to peace and prosperity for all earth and mankind,” explained the jury.

A great video clip of the project and the full list of jury winners after the break.

The scope of the competition includes a design proposal of a peace park with a bridging structure using two islands, Big Diomede and Little Diomede, to symbolize the continuation of two continents.   Once the connection is made, the railway will go through both Uelen of Russia and Cape Prince of Wales of the United States linking the North American Rail System. A new highway will link the existing coastal highway of Uelen – Dezhnev – Tunytlino at Russia and Wales – Tin City – York at the United States.

Although the jury has announced the winner, images have not yet been published.  We will be sure to pass them along as soon as we can. For now, here’s the complete list of awardees:

1st Prize in the Professional Category (USD 55,000):

Diomede Archipelago: Taller 301 – Julian Restrepo (Colombia), Pablo Forero (Colombia), Manuela Mosquera (Colombia), Susana Somoza (Venezuela), Tomas Jaramillo (Colombia)

2nd Prize (each USD 25,000):

Bering Strait: Rachdi Manal (France), architecture OFF (France)

Bridge the Memory: Jaeik Sim (Republic of Korea), Hyunwook Woo (Republic of Korea), Daekwon Park (Republic of Korea), Jonghyuk Lim (Republic of Korea), Dongjin Lee (Republic of Korea)

Imprinted Time: Jitaek Shim (Republic of Korea), Sung Hoon Chung (Republic of Korea), Seung Youp Lee (Republic of Korea), Seung Hwan Shim (Republic of Korea), Sung Gi Park (Republic of Korea)

3rd Prize (each USD 10,000):

Entanglement: Evelyn Alonso (Spain), Sara Sarmiento (Spain), Manuel Perez (Spain)

Nebula: Marek Rytych (Poland), Krzysztof Kryska (Poland), Malgorzata Piotrowska (Poland), Pasternak Karol (Poland), Radek Tabor (Poland)

Honorable Mention:

Connect Five: Jessica Liew (Australia), Clare Kwok (Australia), Zi Yang Boon (Australia), Elissa Loh (Australia), Irene Ng (Australia)

Diomede Plane: zer0group (Brazil)

Light of Peace: Jacob Forsberg (Sweden), Helen Hallberg (Sweden)

Suspended Time: Ben Addy (United Kingdom)

1st Prize in the Student Category (USD 15,000):

Nature Must Colonize Human: Taegon Kim (Republic of Korea), SeongJae Lee (Republic of Korea), Joohui Son (Republic of Korea)

2nd Prize (each USD 10,000):

Gone with the Wind: Hyunil Oh (Republic of Korea), Jongwon Lee (Republic of Korea), Jaesuk Choi (Republic of Korea), Sangyoon Lee (Republic of Korea)

Rising Land: Jannik Duellmann (Germany), Philipp Lueffe (Germany), Pascal Maas (Germany)

3rd Prize (each USD 5,000):

Invisible Bridge: Hyungi Kim (Republic of Korea), Jihwan Moon (Republic of Korea), Tahn Shin (Republic of Korea), Sungyeol Choi (Republic of Korea), Hanbyul Rhee (Republic of Korea)

Solid Linking: Antoine Denieau (France)

Trans Bering Strait Tunnel & International Peace Park Memorial: Julian Huang (United Kingdom), Vimal Mehta (United Kingdom), James Petty (United States), Hongtao Wei (China)

Honorable Mention:

Breakwater: Joohyung Oh (Republic of Korea), Yunsuk Lee (Republic of Korea), Doosan Baek (Republic of Korea)

Invisible Bridge: DeokKi Hong (Republic of Korea), JaeKyu Han (Republic of Korea), WooYoung Park (Republic of Korea), DaeSoon Kim (Republic of Korea), Seok Choo (Republic of Korea)

Moving Island: HeuckJin Jung (Republic of Korea), HwanSuk Choi (Republic of Korea), DaeHyun Kim (Republic of Korea)

Smile!: Piotr Bialobrzeski (Poland), Marcin Kulesza (Poland)

The Heteropia: Sung Jun Bae (Republic of Korea), Hyo Young Park (Republic of Korea), Jae Won Heo (Republic of Korea), Jung Jae Park (Republic of Korea)

As seen on Bustler.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Winners for the Bering Strait Project" 18 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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