416 Memorial Park International Design Competition
416 생명안전공원 국제설계공모전


Objective of the Competition

The purpose of the competition is to select an optimal plan to create a cultural park consisting of a complex of exhibition and educational facilities and a columbarium to commemorate and share the pain of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster. In addition, we would like to use this as an opportunity to contemplate and discuss how the disaster should be remembered.

Site Overview

  • Site Address: In Hwarang Park, 667 Choji-dong, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Zoning District: Natural green area
  • Building Coverage Ratio : Less than 20%
  • Floor Area Ratio: Less than 80%
  • Number of Stories: 4 stories or less
  • Site Area: 23,000㎡ (within Hwarang Park 608,855㎡)
  • Required Total Floor Area: 9,962㎡ (allowable within ±5%)
  • Use: Cultural and assembly facilities (exhibition hall)
  • Competition Format: International / open / staged (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
  • Total Cost: 36,500,000,000 KRW (VAT included)
  • Estimated Construction Cost for the Winning Plan: 31,000,000,000 KRW
  • Estimated Cost for Exhibition & Contents Construction Documents, Production and Installation: 5,500,000,000 KRW
  • Estimated Design Fee: 1,681,935,000 KRW (VAT included)
  • Design Period: 12 months from commencement of work.


  • 1st Stage: Open to domestic and international professionals in the field of architecture and landscape architecture as individuals or teams.
  • Please refer to 2.2 Eligibility for more detailed qualification requirements in design guide line.

Competition Language

  • Official Languages: Korean and/or English.
  • System of Measurement: Metric system.

Prizes and Awards

  • Stage 1: A maximum of 5 teams will be selected to participate in Stage 2.

  • Stage 2: Winning Team: The winning team will be awarded design commissions for schematic design, design development and construction documents and rights to design intent realization(to be based on a separate contract).

4 additional teams will be awarded prize money as follows:

  • 2nd Place: 60,000,000 KRW
  • 3rd Place: 45,000,000 KRW
  • 4th Place: 30,000,000 KRW
  • 5th Place: 15,000,000 KRW

Hosting and Sponsors

  • Host: The City of Ansan
  • Sponsors: The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, OPC(Office for Government Policy Coordination)’s Office for Supporting Sewol Ferry Accident Victims and Memorial Project.


February 9th ~ 17th


February 24th

Official Answers.

February 9th ~ March 20th

Registration for Stage 1.

March 21st 10:00 ~ March 26th 17:00

Entry Submission for Stage 1.

April 5th

Main Review for Stage 1.

April 12th

Announcement of Participants for Stage 2.

April 16th ~ 30th

Registration for Stage 2.

June 15th 17:00

Entry Submission for Stage 2.

June 25th

Main Review and Presentation for Stage 2.

June 30th

Announcement of Results.

At latest July 31st

Signing Design Contract & Commencement of Work.

  • The above schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances of the ordering organization. If there are changes to the schedule, the changes will be announced on the official website and participants will be notified by e-mail.
  • All dates and times are based on Korean time (GMT+9:00).


Bin Kim

She is a professor in University of Seoul, Dept.of Urban Planning and Design. She has been teaching urban design since 2010 specialized on ‘Creative Placemaking’. She established Urban Regeneration Start-Up, [Urban Transformer] in 2015 together with students from University of Seoul. Since then, she has been working on various urban placemaking field.

Jeong-Hann Pae

Jeong-Hann Pae is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Seoul National University. His research focus on the intersections between contemporary landscape urbanism theory and integrated environmental design. He has published lots of books, including 『Contemporary Landscape Architecture: Its Theoretical Issues』 and 『Beyond the Landscape Architecture』. He is in charge of the 『Landscape Architecture Korea』's Editor-in-Chief and serving as chairperson of the Yongsan Park Design Coordination Committee.

Lee Chungkee

Lee Chung kee is a professor of architecture at the University of Seoul, an Honorary Mayor of Seoul and was a member of Arts Council Korea(ARKO). He has taken part in international events including the Venice Biennale, exhibitions of DAM (Frankfurt) and the Shenzhen Biennale (HongKong). His leading works includeTri-Bricks (Korea Architecture Award, Best 7, Seoul Architecture Award), KOSCA Jeju Headquarters(Jeju Architectural Culture Award), Ginsengland ServiceStation (Korean Architecture Award) and Canaan-Church (Korean Architecture Award). He has recently been devoting his interest and efforts to a social activity which furthers village cultivation and public design, and areas such as urbanism, recycling and reuse in architecture, in addition to architectural design itself

Jitaek Lim

Born in 1965 in Seoul, Lim studied at Hanyang University, Department of Architecture and at the Technische Universitaet Berlin (FB Architektur), German . He won the Korea Architecture Grand Prize in 1989, the Young Architecture Award hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2009, the Gyeonggi-do Architecture and Culture Award in 2010, and the Architecture Award Seoul in 2013. Major works include Daesimri House, Pangyo Y's House, Namhae Pyeonbaek Forest juvenieur Center, and Pocheon Art Valley Exhibition and Education Center. He pursues tektonik based archiectural Work and urban architecture. He is currently a professor at Hanyang University, Erica.

Chung Dahyoung

Chung Dahyoung is a curator at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and co-curator of the Korean Pavilion at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. She focuses on exploring editorial and curatorial work in architecture, design and urbanism. She curated Figurative Journal: Guyon Chung Archive, Itami Jun: Architecture of the Wind, Papers and Concrete: Modern Architecture in Korea 1987-1997. She is an adjacent Professor of Department of Industrial Design in Konkuk University.

Jeong Jaeheon

Jeong Jaeheon graduated from Sungkyunkwan University with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Engineering, then he moved to France and was taught by Henri Ciriani at Ecole nationale d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville. After working at Michel Kagan’s office, he returned to korea and opened an atelier in 1998. He is presently a Professor at the Department of Architecture, Kyung Hee University. He is devoted to fostering architects who will lead the next generation, in tandem with working passionately at MONO Architects as an architect to build people’s lives.

Choi Wook

He is the principal at ONE O ONE and publisher at Domus Korea. He studied architecture at Hong-Ik University in Seoul and I.U.A.V in Venice of Italy(Dott. of Architecture). He also obtained a fellowship from Valparaiso foundation(Spain) and Macdowell Colony(U.S.A.). He served as a visiting professor at the Korea National University of Arts.

Park Seungjin

He is the representative of Design Studio Loci, which performs various landscape design work related to spatial environment such as landscape, city, park, and garden. We respect the global environment and all living things in it, and practice it through landscape design. He serves as an adjunct professor at the Korea National University of Arts and is in charge of classes related to landscape architecture.


Stage 2 Announcement of Results
Youtube Live
Announcement of Participants for Stage 2
Notification of notification related to epresentative image

※ Notification of notification related to representative image

As the representative image is released for memory, event, and exhibition purpose of the 416 7th anniversary, the unauthorized use and distribution of the image of the work is prohibited, so please keep this in mind.

Thank you.

Design guidelines
Virtual site introduction
Video of the site
Photo of the site_1
Photo of the site_2
Q & A
Reference 1