International Competition for Horse Park in South Korea

Competition Schedule
Announcement – November 09, 2015
RegistrationNovember 09, 2015 ~ December 23, 2015, 17:00
Posting Questions – November 09, 2015 ~ December 04, 2015, 17:00
Answers – December 14, 2015
Submission Deadline – February 15, 2016, 17:00
Technical Review – February 22, 2016 ~ February 23, 2016
Jury Session – February 24, 2016 ~ February 26, 2016
Announcement of Winners – February 29, 2016
Award Ceremony and Exhibition – March 18, 2016 ~ March 31, 2016

 

Project Outline
Client : Korea Racing Authority (KRA)
Location : Seongcheon-ri & Daemi-ri, Geumho-eup and Daepyeong-ri, Cheongtong-myeon area of Yeongcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Site Area : 1,474,883㎡
Estimated Construction Cost : KRW 260 billion(inc. VAT)
Estimated Design Fee : KRW 11,023,650,000(inc. VAT)
Duration of Design : 15 months after the design contract
Competition Outline
This competition is an open international competition for all professionals.
This competition is a one stage project competition.
This competition is approved by UIA(International Union of Architects) and follows UNESCO-UIA Competition Regulations.

Concept of Development
The development concept of the theme park is “Unplugged Horse Utopia”, which utilizes the KRA’s identity, the horse. Entrants are encouraged to incorporate this into the design.
The concept for “Unplugged Horse Utopia” is as follows
A theme park which makes horses happy and in which people can experience relaxation and healing by spending time with these horses
A nature-friendly theme park with horse and man in harmony
A theme park where one can experience a new world unlike everyday life
A theme park in which horse culture merges with Yeongcheon’s local culture to captivate people from all over the world
Design Objectives and Evaluation Criteria
Design a theme park about horses that provides a consistent story and blends horses, nature, and the local history and culture.
Design the racecourse to be one of the theme park’s various attractions, setting it apart from other racecourses in Korea.
The theme park should be able to operate on profit from the theme park alone, not including profits from the races. Design the theme park so that profit and public interest are complementary.
Design unique and creative contents to make this a one-of-a-kind global theme park about horses.

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