Korean Rural Architecture

Submission: July 31, 2015
Registration:  July 31, 2015
Language: English, Korean
Location: Sari-Myeon, South Korea
Prizes: 1st Prize $30,000, 2nd Prize $5,000, 3rd Prize $2000
Type: Open


The Korean Rural Architectural Competition is a public competition for the renovation of residential facilities by rehabilitating the old buildings found in Korean rural villages as well as inserting new buildings into these villages. It targets the former warehouses of Nonghyup and the former local children centre in Sari-Myeon, Goesan-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-Do.

Sari-Myeon, Goesan-Gun is an ordinary village with the opportunities and problems typical of any Korean rural village. Formerly a provincial centre, the village has declined in recent years because of modernization. The village has investigated the potential of a more advanced rural community as a way to combat the rapid population decrease it has experienced. Today, innovative villages are exploring new and inventive possibilities of development. The village tries to communicate and to reproduce among the generations by reproducing the architectural assets which contain the essence of the village’s past, present, and future. In this context, the possibility of using the former warehouse of Nonghyup and the old children centre is well worth reviewing. The village needs a space for discussion and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.  There has, for a long time, been a need for programs that link the many generations within a “Senior Centre-Junior Centre.”

Furthermore, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Korea Rural Community Corporation looking for various ideas for developing the village in a style reflecting regional characteristics and utilising the architectural assets available in rural areas. We are seeking an option that can facilitate rural sustainable development.


1st place (1 applicant/team): USD $30,000 (Prize from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)

2nd place (3 applicants/team): USD $5,000 (Prize from the President of Korean Rural Community Corporation, Prize from Goesan-Gun Governor and prize from Korea Institute of Rural Architecture)

3rd place (3 applicants/team): USD $2,000 (Prize from the President of the Korean Rural Community Corporation, Prize from the Goesan-Gun Governor and prize from the Korea Institute of Rural Architecture)

Runner-up (A few works): Appreciation plaque
* Korean tax may be imposed on the prize money. (will be updated)
* The winner or the winning design may be commissioned by the Promoter


June 10, 2015 Opening for Competition
June 30, 2015 Deadline for Q&A
July 15, 2015 Q&A (webpage)
July 31, 2015 Deadline for registration of competition
August 21, 2015 Deadline for submission
(The post stamped works till August 21 shall be delivered till September 4)
September 11~13, 2015 Jury
September 14, 2015 Announcement of jury result (webpage)



  1. List of submissions :
    • Submission of the printouts after marking on the attached file
  2. Application form :
    • Submission of the printouts after marking on the attached file
    • Put into opaque envelop and mark the PIN before sealing (Will be opened after final evaluation)
  3. Panel :
    • A1 x 4 panels (Shall be made in landscape, Refer to 1.13 Panel layout)
  4. Design description :
    • A4 3 sheets more or less (Total 5 sheets)
  5. Area calculation sheet
    • Submission of the printouts after marking on the attached file
  6. CD :
    • Folder name : PIN Number
    • File list inside the folder : Panel, bird’s eyes view, sketch, diagram and design description
    • Panel: pdf file
    • perspective view, sketch, diagram : jpeg file, CMYK 300 dpi of resolution
    • Design description : pdf file
  • English is the official language of the public competition exhibition.
  • The panel shall not be attached to the board and shall not be folded.
  • The title of “The 10th Korean Rural Architectural Competition“ shall be marked at the cover of packing.
Submitted to:
    • Executive secretariat of The 10th Korean Rural Architecture Competition

Address : 2nd floor, 17-2, Taepyung-Ro #2, Chung-Gu, Daegu, KoreaZip code: 700-112

Due date
  • The works shall be submitted till August 21, 2015 in principle, however, the post stamped works on August 21 are regarded as filed when they are delivered till September 4, 2015.


  • This exhibition is for the ‘open idea competition.’ The qualification of the applicant is as follows.
  • All architects from all over the world regardless of registration
  • Students and graduates from all over the world who studied architecture, city, environment and structure
  • The application of team members is available, but the double applications are not allowed.
  • In case of applying as a team, each team shall appoint the representative.
  • The organizer of the exhibition, the people who belonged to the evaluation committee, executive committee and advisory committee and the directly related people are not allowed for application for the fairness of the exhibition.

Go to the competition website