The goal is to select an architecture design for constructing New City Hall in Suncheon, South Korea.
Register: SEP/29/2020, Submit: DEC/04/2020, Eligibility: Korean and foreign licensed architects, architectural offices and firms; foreigns must be in a team with at least one Korean architects, offices or firms; individually, teams up to 3 individuals, offices and firms (may mixed), Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize: Negotiation rights (Contract) for design and construction documents: 7,553,400,000 KRW (South Korean Won) (around 6,395,410 USD) (estimated with including VAT); 2nd Prize: 60,000,000 KRW (around 50,800 USD); 3rd Prize: 45,000,000 KRW (around 38,100 USD); 4th Prize: 30,000,000 KRW (around 25,400 USD); 5th Prize: 15,000,000 KRW (around 12,700 USD)
The creative design plan should reflecting the status of Suncheon City as an ecological capital city of South Korea and constructing Suncheon New City Hall that is innovative without the existing typical shape of a cityhall building. The purpose of the design competition is to keep up with the sustainable development of Suncheon City, aim open publicness to the citizens, activate the old downtown, and construct the new City Hall featured with innovative workspaces.
Suncheon City Hall, established in 1969, was completely extended and reconstructed in 1979 with some parts remaining, and until the present, it has been extended 9 times and thus maintains the current shape. The City Hall that has been used for 50 years is now deteriorated, and due to the degraded durability, it has received grades C and D for a safety test. Because it was extended many times, it is difficult to manage the building structure, and the accessibility for people who are disabled or old and weak is unfavorable due to the lack of elevators or slopes.
After 1995 when the necessity of building an integrated government building was first raised, Suncheon City has been continuously discussing the construction of a new City Hall, and by respecting various opinions and the ideas of citizens, government employees, and experts, it proceeded with the construction business.
Since 2017, for the construction of a new City Hall where the citizens have become the host, Suncheon City has collected the diversified opinions of the citizens, held a city hall project presentation for new City Hall, public hearing for the finalized location of the construction, expert forum for selecting the construction location of the new City Hall, to finalize the size and location of the project site.
From the voluntary participation of the citizens (civic blueprint design group) was planned and operated to exchange profound and various opinions to finalize the concept and vision of the new City Hall, while the culture station project was newly developed and planned so it is connected with the new city hall.
The site for New City Hall is seated in the general commercial region, Jeollanam-do, Suncheon-si, Jangmyeong-ro 30, South Korea.
- Site area: 31,783 m2 (New City Hall 26,758 m2, Culture Station 5,025 m2)
- Total floor area: New City Hall 47,000 m2, Culture Station 11,995 m2
website | scnewcityhall-compe.org |