2017 Yisabu Dokdo Memorial Park International Competition

2017 Yisabu Dokdo Memorial Park International Competition

Samcheok city is in the administrative district of Gangwon Providence and it is a central area of tourism for the East coast of Korea. Historically, Yisabu, a general/administrator of Silla (one of the nations of ‘Three Kingdoms Period’ in the Korean Peninsula), launched in 512 A.D. his voyage to Usanguk (an island nation in East Coast of Korean Peninsula, now Ulleungdo and Dokdo). It is one of the important pieces of evidence claiming Dokdo for the Republic of Korea.

As a result, Samcheok city has established a project to celebrate Yisabu as a representative figure of Samcheok city. Moreover, it has been promoting various projects to promote historical and cultural significance of incorporating Usanguk. As part of this initiative, it has been suggested that information related to Yisabu should be conveyed through the creative and specialized space so that people can experience its symbolic meaning.

Specifically, the city has announced plans to create a monumental place for Yisabu and Dokdo in the vicinity of Jungrajin Mt. Yukhyang and Obon Port, which are known to be related to the port of departure to Usanguk. Participants in the competition are asked to design a memorial space that integrates history and culture by utilizing the tangible and intangible assets of the Yisabu’s incorporating Usanguk. The planning should include programs such as education, publicity, experience, and play/leisure regarding to Dokdo, as well as spatial plans that can respond to various arts and cultures.


Submission Deadline
Formal examination of the entries
Jury Deliberation
Announcement of results 2017.07.24.
2017.07.24. – 2017.08.17.
2017.07.24. - 2017.08.31.
2017.11.10. by person / 2017.11.16. by post 2017.11.17 - 2017.11.23
2017.11.24. - 2017.11.26.


▪ This competition is open to Korean and international professionals in architecture, urban planning / landscape, exhibition / interior design.
▪ There is no restriction on the number of team members, Professional team members can only participate in one team. Each team can enter one project.
▪ At the time of registration, one representative of the participants must be a domestic or foreign architect. In this case, the architect must maintain the qualification of the architect in accordance with the law of the relevant country at the time of registration and be able to prove it in writing or documents. The leader of the team must be an architect.
▪ The judges, the management committee members, the technical committee members of the competition, or the employees of those organizations cannot participate.


1st (1 entry): KRW 50,000,000 *(USD 43,516.10) + Design Contract (KRW 1,278,000,000(including VAT)) *(USD 1,112,271.54)
2nd (1 entry): KRW 30,000,000 *(USD 26,098.30)
3rd (2 entries): KRW 10,000,000 each *(USD 8,703.22)
Honorable mention (2 entries): KRW 5,000,000 each *(USD 4,351.61)
* Prize money may vary depending on the exchange rate on the payment date.


Byoung Keun Kang (Korea)
Jae Yong Lim (Korea)
Laurent Salomon (Franace)
Zhu Pei(China)
Günther Vogt (Switzerland) : UIA Representative
Scott Findley(USA) : Deputy Jury


1. Fill out the registration form and register on the website.(http://www.yisabu.kr).
2. Once the registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation email from the competition committee.

Submission Requirements

1. Submissions Checklist
Use the form attached on the website, submit them in printed form.
2. Registration Form
Use the form attached, use the opaque envelope, the PIN number is displayed on it, and sealed (opened after final review).
3. Design Sheets
(3) sheets of A1 sized paper (landscape orientation)
4. Design Description
(2) sheets of A3 sized paper (portrait orientation)
5. Area Calculation
After completing of the area calculation form submit it in printed form.
6. USB Memory
Folder name: PIN number
Drawing Sheets (pdf, CMYK, 300dpi)
Design Description (pdf, CMYK, 300dpi)
Perspective Drawings, Sketches, Diagrams (jpeg, CMYK, 300dpi)
Written text of Design Description (Microsoft Word Document, only include plain text without pictures, tables and so on.)

Host Organization

City of Samcheok in Gangwon do
Jungang-ro 296, Samcheok City, Gangwon-do, Korea, 25914

Competition Organizer and Secretariat
DACC(Daegu Architectural Culture Confederation)
870, Gukchaebosang-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea, 42012


Comeptition website; http://www.yisabu.kr

Download the information related to this competition here.

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Cite: "2017 Yisabu Dokdo Memorial Park International Competition" 08 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/877343/2017-uia-approved-yisabu-dokdo-memorial-park-international-competition> ISSN 0719-8884

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