cheongju cityhall architecture competition

International Competition for Cheongju New Cityhall, S. Korea

Submission: May 13, 2020
Registration: January 17, 2020
Language: English
Location: Cheongju City, S. Korea
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Since the integration of Cheongju City and Cheongwon County, a regeneration project to restore the core functions of the original city center has been promoted. By linking the project with the new City Hall, which will be constructed by 2025, it is aimed to achieve balanced regional development through revitalization

The competition is intended to build an integrated City Hall which will conform to the urban future of ‘Cheongju City’ so as to address the following three issues: 1) inefficiency of dispersed administrative services, 2) improving the quality of administrative services, and 3) citizen inconvenience.

Also, it is aimed to have the effect of city restoration by linking with various maintenance works in the nearby area, and to secure symbolism by utilizing the existing building which has the historic value.

A place for Accessibility

It should be designed to provide public space where citizens can openly use, and to revitalize the old city center. Also, complex cultural space to have effective communication with citizens should be planned.

A place for integrated City hall and openness of public offices

It should be designed to provide open space which would allow citizens to have the perspective of self-governance, and promote the consciousness as a decision maker.

A place for efficiency and maximization of space for work and citizen convenience

In order to respond to changes in the administrative working environment and in the needs, the space layout should be considered to provide high quality administrative services through the concentration of administrative functions. Also, changeability and flexible space composition should be taken into account for possible future expansion and needs.

A place for utilizing the main building of current city hall

It should be designed as a symbol of harmony and fusion of the new and the old buildings through the effective use of space and history of the main building which keeps a record of Cheongju City.

Competition Methods : Two-stage competitions

Phase I- International open design competition: 5 teams will be selected.

Phase II – International invited design competition: 5 teams from Phase I and 3 teams of invited architects will compete.

Phase I

Registration                               Jan.6, 2020 – Jan.17, 2020

Questions/Answers                 Jan.20, 2020 – Jan.27, 2020/ Feb. 3, 2020

Entry Submission                     Mar 13, 2020

Jury                                             Mar.19, 2020 – Mar.20, 2020

Winners Announcement         Mar.20, 2020

Phase II

Registration                               Mar.27, 2020 – Apr.10, 2020

Go to the competition’s website