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‘Space Prize for International Students of Architecture Design’ which is being established as gateway to success for
architecture students has also contributed to consolidation of the cultural soil for the Korean architecture
by suggesting such themes as honor the tradition and Zeitgeist of the Korean culture.
2014 ' the  32 th space prize for international students of architectural design
The Epoch of Space Politics: What to Do About the DMZ for Peace



Kim Hyejung (professor, Myongji University)

- Seminar:
 May 9th, 2014
- Registration: Jun. 2 - Sep. 1, 2014 (Online only)             
- Submission deadline: Oct. 6, 2014, 17:00 (UTC +09:00)
- Announcement of preliminary round results: Oct. 14, 2014
- Final round adjudication and awards ceremony: Nov. 4, 2014
- Finalists exhibition: Nov. 4 – 11, 2014 
* This schedule is subject to change.

Politicians, social workers and religious leaders worldwide are currently faced with the challenge of finding peaceful solutions to a host of ideological conflicts.
From ancient times to more recent days, the development of architecture has been intrinsically related to ideological and political issues. Architecture is both a useful tool and a powerful art that can be used to send out a message with plentiful expression. The twentieth century, with its tidal wave in the shifting of political, social and economic powers, gave birth to new urban landscapes and architecture in the aftermath of the war. Critical perspectives on the combative and masculine architectural form that now fill our cities, however, have led to diverse attempts to find a new kind of architecture.
As social power shifts towards the public, a reinterpretation of new powers, and the recreation of an expression of authority in architecture is at hand. The political significance of architecture must shift away from the former supportive role of power and ideology.
Changing consciousness through architecture is possible. Sharing and inhabiting a common space means as much as sharing the same ideology and philosophy of life. Can architecture claim its own powerful sense of ownership to peacefully resolve the conflicts of ideology and religion?

The programme proposed is the DMZ Observation Platform for Peace. Aimed primarily at the DMZ of the Korean Peninsula, students may choose to designate other zones of ideological conflict around the world. The object of observation is subject to the choices of the student, but must include three or more platform spaces. Students may autonomously hypothesize tangible or intangible objects to be experienced, observed and contemplated to accomplish peace in areas where ideological conflicts meet.
An intensive overall programme for the site, responding to the dynamism associated with the change towards peace must be suggested, with an observation platform were systemic experience exists. The project is a construction of an observation platform that expressed the process of interpreting the object, and the process of the experience of the proposed space with an architectural system.
Students may individually select a site within the DMZ (or within areas of ideological conflict) that may assume a capacity of a thirty minute walk, measured as standard to the average adult. This time capacity will not be taken into account.
A future-oriented and creative Observation Platform for world peace must be proposed, and architectural completeness must follow in the event of presenting a number of individual platforms.


- Grand Prize (1 team): 5 million KRW, testimonial, medal
- Prize of Excellence (1 team): 2 million KRW, testimonial
- Special Prize (3 teams): 1 million KRW, testimonial per team
- Honorable Mention (5 teams): testimonial, 2-year SPACE subscription
- Selected Works (many): testimonial, 1-year SPACE subscription 

- International undergraduate and graduate students (as of 4 Nov. 2014)
- Students on leave of absence included.
- Teams limited to a maximum of 3 individuals.

- Register as a member at 
- Apply for the competition, and pay the application fee.
- Application fee: 60 USD
- Application is completed if the application fee is paid.
- Application fee is non-refundable.
- Application details can be changed only before the application deadline.

* The subject of work can be modified at the time of submission


- Q&A board of 'Prize' section at
- Tel: +82-2-396-3359

Submissions Guidelines
Preliminary Submission
1. A single digital file of a design panel
- A panel in A0 size, portrait direction only
- File format & size: *.pdf, *.jpg / must be under 30MB
- Official language is English.
- Personal information that includes applicant's identification should not be written. Only the title and the registration number should be specified on the first page.
- Registration number – which is provided when the registration is completed (AR+13digits) – and the title should be written inside the box on the bottom right corner (4cmX2cm).
2. Application certificate
* captured or printed out from <Application Verification / Revision> on the website

3. Enrollment certificate (all team members)
* After the announcement of the preliminary judging result, notification on final judging and publishing requirements will be given to each qualified team.
Secondary Submission
1.  A file for presentation
- Material for presentation within 20 pages
- File format & size: *.pptx / must be under 10MB
2. Project description
- within 250 words
Submission Method
E-mail transfer only (address:
File name: application number(AR+13 digits)_contects(panel/application/enrollment).format’
(ex. AR1403031234567_panel.jpg etc.)
1. The preliminary judging selects qualified teams and the final judging decides the awards.
2. Works submitted to other competitions or plagiarized are eliminated from judging. Even if such works win a prize, the prize will be revoked later.
3. Submissions that do not comply with competition rules or formats might be placed at a disadvantage during judging. 
4. The organizer retains the right to publish, reproduce, distribute, and hold exhibitions regarding winning entries to the competition.  
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