First Prize  / US$ 10,000.00
Second Prize  / US$ 5,000.00
Third Prize  / US$ 3,000.00
Honorable Mentions  / US$ 500.00
Citations  / Entry grant for the next edition of the Competition
THE CAPTURED OCEAN: Redefining The Busan Urban Water Front
Busan International Architectural Competition
A Global Competition on the Future of Busan's Water Front Space
Busan Metropolitan City 2003 International Idea Competition on Architecture
/ Urban Design / Landscape Design
Site: GwangAn Rhi, the Water Front Area and GwangAn Grand Bridge
Busan City, Korea, has been cited as an example of urban 'palimpsest' or a
site rich with historical inscriptions. This competition aims to address
the ideas of palimpsest specifically within the Korean fabric and the
making of Water Front Space and GwangAn Bridge. With the current re-growth
of Korea's economy, these issues of urban development are currently being
addressed by government and planning officials of Korea.
The graphic documents [site plan, floor plans, elevations, sections,
perspectives and sketches] must be presented on two A1 [59.4 cm X 84 cm]
size sheets vertically composed flat unmounted plates with a maximum 250
words text in English along with clear scale information.
The Competition is open to the students of architecture, urban design,
landscape design and professionals of architecture and related fields. The
competition is open to individuals, or a team of architects and consultants
of any age.
To register for the competition, competitors must;
- Send an application for registration, indicating their last name, first
name, nationality, postal address, telephone, fax and e-mail, as well as
the composition of the team, if applicable.
- Attached to their application should be a copy of the receipt showing the
payment of the registration fee of US$90.00
- The registration fee is not refundable. The name on the bank transfer
receipt should appeal same as that of the applicant.
The registration fee must be paid by a bank transfer to the order of:
Busan International Architectural Culture Festival Organization [BIACFO]
Pusan Bank Busan Cityhall Branch [Swift: PUSBKR2P]
1000 Yeonsan 5-dong, Yeonje-gu,
Busan 611-735 [Republic of Korea]
Account Number 140 01 000794 9 [for Koreans only]
Account Number 140-54-000157-8 [for non-Koreans]
Tel: +82-51-759-9496 / Fax: +82-51-759-9464
NB: All extra bank charges will be paid by the participants.
1st Day of Registration / Competition Materials Mailing Begins: May 12, 2003
1st Deadline for Submitting Competitor's Questions: June 01 10, 2003
1st Replies to Questions: June 17, 2003
2nd Deadline for Submitting Competitor's Questions July 01 10, 2003
2nd Replies to Questions: July 18, 2003
Deadline for Receiving Registration Form and Fee: August 12, 2003
Deadline for Reception of Entries: September 06, 2003
Jury Session: September 16, 17, 2003
Award Announcements: September 18, 2003
Notes: The time used in the schedule is based on the local standard time
for Korea [9 hours earlier than GMT].
Gallery Exhibition of competition Works Scheduled for Busan, Seoul, New
York, Venice and Verona, and many other major cities [TBD].
Busan International Architectural Competition Organizing Committee
Busan Metropolitan City Hall, Dept. of Building Construction & Housing
1000 Yeonsan 5-dong, Yeonje-gu 611-735 Busan, Korea/South
Tel: +82-51-759-9496, Fax: +82-51759-9464,