international ideas competition proposal

Bcome 2020 _ International Ideas Competition

Submission: October 23, 2020
Registration: September 04, 2020
Language: English
Location: Busan, South Korea
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Ideas Competition


In the era of super-aging and depopulation, Bcome 2020 is to discover new community housing models that can cope with the obsolescence and deterioration of a backward housing on the urban hillside of Busan, as well as to review the feasibilities of proposed models and apply them extensively to adjacent similar areas.

The main purpose is to develop low-rise housing models considering local characteristics and the public good of housing stability for the socially vulnerable populations, exploring how to realize the architectural-urbanist models of “inclusionary city” like the social housing promoted by the present Korean governmental policy.

Our programmatic suggestion of social housing is to enable the resettlement of existing residents as an alternative to the existing practice of urban renewal due to urban deterioration and hollowing-out, exploring how to provide the sustainable rights to housing for the socioeconomically vulnerable, improve the environment for their stable dwelling and maintain their community.

It is primarily to develop social housing models by the public expenditure for the neighborhood living facilities as social overhead capital to secure urban infrastructure and for the reconstruction of collective housing to improve dwelling environment

Method of competition 

This competition is an online international ideas competition open to all people and professionals in and out of country. There is no entry fee, and amongst the submitted works, finalists will be selected through deliberation and awarded totally 30 million KRW.


  • Including the 1 st Prize of 15 million KRW, totally 30 million KRW will be awarded to 9 recipients of main prizes, and the certificates of merit under the name of Busan Architecture Festival will be issued to many recipients of Honorary Mention.
  • The 1 st Prizewinner and the other main winners are slated to be exhibited in Busan Architecture Festival 2020 followed by the relevant publication of them

Who Can Participate?

  • All people interested in urban regeneration in and out of country, including majors and professionals in architecture, urbanism, environmental design, and landscape architecture, can participate in this competition.
  • You may apply as an individual or a team (within 5 members). As a team, you shall pick a representative applicant.
  • Any team applicant cannot participate in more than one team

Application and Registration

  • Questions and answers will be communicated once for every applicant (company).
  • All questions shall be written in Korean or English. Submit the provided form Questions (Form 2) via the official e-mail (bafcompe@naver.com) within the period.
  • Answers will be posted all at once on the official website so as for all participants to share.
  • The answers to the questions will be considered an addition or modification to these guidelines, and have the same force as them (the questions and answers will take priority).
  • In the Questions form, the inquirer shall necessarily fill out his/her address, name, telephone number, and e-mail address.