Seoul Metropolitan Government has launched an international contest for the £17 million regeneration of its iconic Seunsangga Complex
The ‘Re-Structuring Seunsangga Citywalk’ seeks proposals to revamp the downtown landmark which first opened in 1972.
Designed by architect Kim Su-geun, the linear mixed-use complex features seven shopping centres, housing and segregated pedestrian and vehicle routes.
The building was Korea’s first downtown development but is now run-down and generally considered an eyesore.
According to the brief: ‘The subject and scope of design is Seunsangga Complex’s deck and the public space above and below which connects from the edge of Jong-ro by Jongmyo Park to the space by Toegye-ro that connects to Namsan Mountain.
‘The west of the complex will be developed as a four-meter wide road, and to the east of the complex will be developed as a green walkway seven to ten meters wide, which should be included in the design.
‘The entrant should provide a masterplan for the whole site area, a detailed design for the Phase 1 section, and a program to revitalize the Seunsangga Complex.’
The winner – set to be announced on 30 May – will receive the estimated £720,000 design contract.
A second place prize of around £30 million and third place prize worth approximately £12,000 will also be available.
The deadline for registration is 5pm local time on 17 May.
How to apply
Visit the competition website for more information
Seoul opens Seunsangga Complex overhaul contest