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International Competition for the National Museum of Korean Literature, South Korea

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International Competition for the National Museum of Korean Literature, South Korea

The purpose of the Design Competition is to draw and select an optimally creative and feasible plan that is suitable for the status of the National Museum of Korean Literature as a national literature museum for the systematic collection and conservation of the Korean literary estates and that will function as a vital base of domestic and global promotion and the exchange and cooperation of the worldwide spread of Korean literature.


-The holding organization for competition is Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea, S. Korea.

-The competition is Organized by Korea Institute of Architects.

The competition site

The site for New National Museum is seated in # 175, Jinhwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, S. Korea. The area of the site for competition is 13,248 m². Total Floor Area is 14,704 m².

Competition Methods

This competition is a general open competition and international competition.

Competition Schedule

Official announcement: March 08 (Mon.), 2021

Registration: From March 08 (Mon.), 2021 to April 09 (Fri.), 2021

Inquiry: From March 15 (Mon.), 2021 to March 19 (Fri.), 2021 by 17:00

Answer: March 29 (Mon), 2021

Submission: May 31 (Mon.), 2021 by 17:00(UCT +09)

Main review: June 09 (Wed.), 2021/ June 14 (Mon.), 2021

Winner Announcement June 18 (Fri.), 2021

Estimated Design Fee

3,033 million KRW (2.53 million us dollars) 1 us dollar=1,200KRW

Design Objectives

1. Symbolism of the National Museum of Korean Literature 

2. Publicness in the open era

3. Regional connectivity and eco-friendliness

4. Expandability as a complex cultural space

5. Space flexibility regarding the spread of infectious diseases


Kim, Gyu Rin Korean Institute of Female Architects, President/ Korea

Kim, Yong Seung Hanyang University, Professor/ Korea

Lim, Ho Kyun Yonsei University, Professor/ Korea

Louis Becker Henning Larsen, CEO/ Denmark

Thomas Vonier UIA (International Union of Architects), President/USA

Preliminary Juror

Lee, Kyung Hoon Kookmin University, Professor/ Korea


1st Prize: The prority negotiation rights for basic and working design, and design intention implementation

2nd Prize (1 entry): 50 million KRW (41,667 us dollars/ 1 us dollar=1,200KRW)

3rd Prize (1 entry): 30 million KRW(25,000 us dollars/ 1 us dollar=1,200KRW)

4th prize(2 entries): 10 million KRW/ each entry (8,333 us dollars/ 1 us dollar=1,200KRW)

To see details, visit the competition's official website.

For questions email: [email protected].

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