Call for entries to the International Design Competition for New Gwanghwamun Square

The Seoul Metropolitan Government, in an effort to overcome the current spatial and functional limits of Gwanghwamun Square and to restore historical and cultural symbolism of Gwanghwamun area, is opening this international design competition. All experts or firms that are interested in this opportunity are strongly encouraged to register and submit a proposal.

1. Eligibility
Either an individual or a group of expert from the relevant fields such as urban planning/design, architecture, landscape architecture, road engineering or transportation engineering

2. Schedule
● Announcement: October 12 (Fri), 2018
● Distribution of guidelines & materials: October 12 (Fri), 2018
● Registration: October 12 (Fri), 2018~ November 23 (Fri), 2018
● Site briefing: October 29 (Mon), 2018
● Submission : January 11 (Fri), 2019
● 1st Jury & 1st announcement of winners: January 15 (Tue), 2019
● 2nd Jury (presentation by the 1st winners): January 18 (Fri), 2019
● Announcement of the final winners: January 21 (Mon), 2019
* All times indicated in the competition are based on the Korean standard time (UTC/GMT+9)

3. Location: Sejongno 1-67 and 1-68, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

4. Prizes
● 1st prize (1 team): Contract Award for Design Development and Construction documentation + Honorarium 30,000,000 KRW
● 2nd prize (1 team): 80,000,000 KRW
● 3rd prize (1 teams): 60,000,000 KRW + Honorarium 30,000,000 KRW
● 4th prize (1 teams): 40,000,000 KRW + Honorarium 30,000,000 KRW
● 5th prize (1 teams): 20,000,000 KRW + Honorarium 30,000,000 KRW
● Honorable mention (5 teams): Honorarium 30,000,000 KRW

* For more information, please find the official website.(

  • Title

    Call for entries to the International Design Competition for New Gwanghwamun Square
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
  • Website

  • Organizers

    Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • Registration Deadline

    November 23, 2018 05:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    January 11, 2019 05:00 PM
  • Venue

    Gwanghwamun Square
  • Price


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Cite: "Call for entries to the International Design Competition for New Gwanghwamun Square" 17 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884


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