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International Idea Competition for K-2 Brownfield in Daegu, South Korea

Korea, South Architecture News - Jul 20, 2021 - 12:47   4029 views

International Idea Competition for K-2 Brownfield in Daegu, South Korea

International Idea Competition for K-2 Brownfield has been launched. The period of the competition will be between July 2021 ~ November 2021. The Daegu Metropolitan City, Daegu Gyeongbuk Development Institute is organizer of the competition. You can see the details below.

Competition Theme

Idea: Ideas regarding how to utilize the previous K-2 Site, for example:

- A plan to create a global cultural waterfront city making the best use of the natural surroundings of Mt. Palgong and the Geumho River

- A plan to utilize the previous site that integrates society, culture, industry, economy, and the environment

- A plan to create a high-tech space in line with the 4th Industrial Revolution and the era of digital transformation.

- Diverse and creative ideas to improve the quality of life

Overview of the Site

  • Target Site: A part of Jijeo-dong, Dongu, Daegu Metropolitan City (K-2 Air Base)
  • Size of land: 7.1㎢ (K-2 6.28㎢, out-of-region site 0.64㎢, Daegu International Airport 0.17㎢)
  • Floor area ratio, building to land ratio: No limit

Competition Conditions

- All matters can be freely suggested by the architect

- Participants can propose a utilization plan for some areas of the target site

- Participants can propose a plan related to the surrounding area

Characteristics of the Location:

- Adjacent to the Gyeongbu expressway and Iksan-Pohang expressway, near the Palgongsan IC and Dongdaegu IC, highly accessible to the metropolitan area

- Dongdaegu Station (KTX) and Dongdaegu Bus Transfer Center are within 5km, excellent accessiblity to public transportation.

- The city center is formed within 10km

Development type: ‘Donation versus transfer’ method


- Majors and experts in related fields such as architecture, city, landscaping, etc.

* Participation is possible as an individual or a team (maximum 5 people including team leader) and each team (or an individual) can make one proposal.


Idea: 10 teams will be awarded prizes for a total of KRW 60 million

Grand prize: 1 proposal/teamKRW 30 million

Top prize: 1 proposal/teamKRW 10 million

Excellence prize: 3 proposals/teamsKRW 5 million each

Encouragement prize: 5 proposals/teamsKRW 1 million each

Competition Schedule

Application Period: July 13, 2021 (Tue) ~ September 13, 2021 (Mon)

- On-line application through the website

Inquiries: July 13, 2021 (Tue) ~ September 13, 2021 (Mon)

- Using Q&A bulletin board on website or E-mail

Screening: September 14, 2021 (Tue) ~ October 15, 2021 (Fri)

Announcement: mid-November 2021

- Announcement on the competition registration page ( and individual contact

- Awards and exhibitions will be announced on the website later

- The above schedule can be changed due to the circumstances of the organizer

Download the competition brief from here: International Idea Competition for K-2 Brownfield.pdf

More details about the competition can be found on the website.

Top image courtesy of International Idea Competition for K-2 Brownfield.

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