Register: SEP/06/2018, Submit: NOV/26/2018, Eligibility: Professionals from diverse fields, landscape architects, architects; individually, teams, companies, Fee: Free, Awards: Winner: Contract for Schematic Design and Construction Document – about 800,000,000 KRW (South Korean won) (about 715,720 USD); each of the 5-7 teams – about 40,000,000 KRW (about 35,785 USD), VAT included
Columnar jointing area near Jungmun Daepo Coast is an important geological heritage in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, created from basaltic lava erupted into the sea approximately 250,000 years ago. It is also a vestige of the local culture as residents appropriated this area for agricultural purposes until 30 years ago, which is unusual for Jeju. Currently, however, not only is it difficult to observe the beautiful landscape of the area but also the potential of the landscape is yet to be fully realized. The park parallel to the columnar jointing is far from fulfilling its role as an entrance into the geological heritage site; furthermore, developments in the surrounding areas are threatening the contextual landscape narrative that connects oreum, the cone-shaped accumulation of volcanic material, to the shore.