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Competition: Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal, Seoul

Seoul, South Korea
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The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced an open international competition for a new £19.4 million ferry terminal in Yeouido Hangang Park

Open to architects, urban planners, landscape architects and engineers – the anonymous competition seeks proposals for a 2,100m² complex featuring a departures hall, ticket office, viewing platform, shops and storage areas.

The proposed Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal will be constructed on the north side of the city’s historic Yeouido Island and will include a 2,400m² steel pontoon and a 2,975m² floating pier extending over the River Han.

According to the brief: ‘The design competition aims to create a ferry terminal which manages water transportation and various vessels including private and government vessels in an integrated manner.

‘This competition should contribute to the design of ferry terminal as a new spot on the Han River, where everyone can come and enjoy. This competition is also expected to maximize the scenery of the Han River as well as keep the original functions and roles of the ferry terminal.’

Yeouido Island is the political and economic centre of the South Korean capital – hosting the national assembly, stock exchange and several major corporate headquarters.

Yeouido Hangang Park was created as a new green space on the north side of the Island in 1999. Today the park features a traditional Korean forest, open air performance space and a 6 kilometre avenue of cherry blossom trees.

The competition site stretches from Mapo Bridge to Wonhyo Bridge and is currently home to an existing landing stage. The latest project is part of plans to transform this section of Yeouido Hangang Park into a new cultural hub.

Proposals for the new ferry terminal should integrate with emerging plans for a new riverside terrace, pier deck and cultural centre. A multi-level exchange connecting the terminal to Yeoui-Naru Station on Subway Line 5 may also be included.

The competition languages are English and Korean. International teams must team up with a Korea partner if selected to deliver the project.

Judges include Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture professor Ryue Nishizawa and AZPML founder Alejandro Zaera-Polo, whose career was launched by winning the competition for the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal in 1995.

The overall winner – set to be announced on 1 June – will be invited to sign a £740,000 design contract.

The registration deadline is 10 April and submissions must be completed by 17 May.

How to apply

Visit the competition website and select English in top left corner for more information

Contact details

Seoul Metropolitan Government Public Development Centre

Tel: +82-2-2133-8347, 8364, 8368

Project manager

Tel: +82-2-6010-1022

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