Call for Submission – Masterplan and Space/Facility Design for Nodeul Dream Island

Call for Submission - Masterplan and Space/Facility Design for Nodeul Dream Island

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Seoul Metropolitan Government holds an international competition in order to establish a Music-led cultural complex until 2022, in which domestic and oversea specialists from various fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, etc. can participate.

Call for submission - masterplan and space/facility design for nodeul dream island

This competition has been proceeding in three parts: (first) the Operation Concept Competition, (second) the Operation Panning /Facility Concept Competition, and (third) the Space/Facility Construction International Competition.

Nodeul Dream Island Competition has selected “Urban Transformer” as the operator through the 1st and 2nd stages started from June 2015. The 3rd stage of the competition calls for the Master Plan and design of Space/Facility in order to realize the selected operator’s proposal.

The selected operator proposed “Establishment of a music-led cultural complex” in which many citizen can enjoy pop-music concert, festival, service of cultural/innovative industry, exhibition, experiencing event, etc.

Seoul Metropolitan Government established a program for present including necessary facilities and the scale considering citizen participation and publicity for the realization of proposed operation program. Additional program would be prepared for the future.

It is expected that creative and various design would be proposed through this competition.

The scope and subject of the 3rd stage of the competition includes a pop-music concert hall with 400-500 seats within total floor area 10,000㎡, a concert hall for musical play, a creation/start-up support facility within 7,000㎡ for culture planning and innovative industry, and a multi-purpose hall with 200 seats for music/cultural performance, event, conference, etc.

A team of maximum 5 specialists of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, etc. can enter the competition, and al least 1 person of the team should be licensed architect in Korea or oversea.

Seoul Metropolitan Government will select maximum 7 top entries. To the 1st place winner among them, design right of design development and construction document phase will be granted.

Duration of the Competition is from February 29, 2016 to May 27, 2016, and winners will be selected on June 20th through Technical Jury (June 14) and Main Jury (June 15~17).

The award ceremony and exhibition for winning projects will be held in July.

Design right of design development and construction document phase will be granted to the 1st place (1 project), 50 million KRW will be granted to the 2nd place (1 project), 30 million KRW will be granted to the 3rd place (1 project), and 5 million KRW will be granted to runner-up (up to 4 projects).

Registration begins on February 29, 2016 and the submittal deadline is May 27, 2016.

Project Outline
Eligibility : All professionals in architecture, landscape, and urban design can enter in this competition. In the case of joint application, a team can have up to five(5) members at maximum.

  • Registration: 2016-02-29 till 2016-05-06
  • Questions Posted by Entrant: 2016-03-14
  • Answers Posted by PA: 2016-03-25
  • Briefing Session on Site: 2016-03-31
  • Submission of Entries: 2016-05-27
  • Technical Evaluation: 2016-06-14
  • Main Evaluation and Selection: 2016-06-15
  • Announcement of Winners: 2016-06-20
  • Award Ceremony: 2016-07-07
  • Exhibition: 2016-07-04
  • Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government


The winning entries and prizes are as follows:

  • First Prize(One entey): Design Contract
  • Second Prize(One entry): KRW 50 million (US$ 42 000)
  • Third Prize(One entry): KRW 30 million (US$ 25 000)
  • Honorable Mention(No more then four(4) entries): KRW 5 million each (US$ 4000)
For more information visit competition website


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