korean war memorial park

The International Design Competition for Korean War Memorial Park for Civil Victims

Submission: November 30, 2020
Registration: November 30, 2020
Language: English, Korean
Location: Daejeon, South Korea
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


On September 11, 2020, by the support of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety of Republic of Korea, the local government of Dong-gu district in Daejeon launched an international design competition for a National Memorial to honour the civil victims during the Korean War and the bereaved families.

The Memorial’s site, surrounded by calm landscape, is located in the gentle valley where thousands of political prisoners were persecuted after the outbreak of Korean War.

The design challenge is to create an outstanding and sensitively-designed Park and a Memorial Hall that is spiritual while offering visitors an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Korea’s darkest hour. This competition seeks to identify the very best design talent to create Memorial Park as a national symbol and a home to the local community.

– Eligibility
This competition is open to domestic and international professionals in the field of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and other relevant areas. In the case of a joint submission, a team can have up to a maximum of five (5) participating members. One of the members must be designated as the representative who will have the responsibility for design contract and the delivery of construction. The representative cannot be changed, and a change in team members can only be made during the registration period.

– Registration
September 11. 2020. (Friday) 09:00 ~ October 23. (Friday) 17:00

– Submission Close
November 30. 2020. (Monday) 17:00

– Winner Announcement
December 18. 2020. (Friday)

– Jury
Charles Waldheim, Harvard University
Waro Kishi, Kyoto University
Francisco Sanin, Syracuse University
Andreas Fries, Herzog & de Meuron
Sung-kwan Lee, HANUL Architects & Engineers, Inc.
Jae-hun Jung, Kyung Hee University
Yi-gyu Choi, Keimyung University

Reserve Jurors
So-jin Lee, Leeon Architects
Han-song Lee, thinkTREE Architects & Partners, Inc.

– Awards
1st Prize: Contract of architecture design development, construction document, and landscape design development only (total design cost of 632 million KRW, VAT included)

2nd Prize: 15 million KRW
3rd Prize: 10 million KRW
4th Prize: 5 million KRW
Honorable mention (4 entries)

– Key Programs
Memorial park
Memorial hall (memorial space, exhibition space, education space, office, and amenities)
Outdoor service facility