Seoul has selected 28 winners through expert evaluation and a citizens’ screening among a total of 1,098 projects submitted to the 5th Architecture with Me Storytelling Contest.
The contest, which was held under the theme, “Seoul, an architectural story,” focused on small but special stories of villages that tell us the tales of the life of the neighborhood with open spaces of buildings at the center. Specifically, various stories about Seongsu-dong and the district of Hongdae that have not yet been discovered were submitted.
“Nakwon Market,” which contained the stories of a great number of people of Nakwon Market that carries a 50-year history, was honored as the grand prize winner in the media (video) category.
○ Summary of “Nakwon Market,” the grand prize winner in the media category
– Nakwon Market, the only place in the world where one can find instrument stores, is already 50 years old. The technicians who have brought their youthful dreams to Nakwon Market have now become middle-aged artisans. During its five-decade history, Nakwon Market has contained various stories of a great number of people. The real value of Nakwon Market may be the memories and stories of the musicians whose musical careers began thanks to Nakwon Market, the artisans who helped them, and the youth who have visited Nakwon Market with the same dreams of pursuing music.
The selected winning works will be made into a collection to be distributed. The characteristics and histories of each building will be widely promoted to enhance the value of the city of Seoul. The winners will receive the Mayor’s Award and will be displayed at Oil Tank Culture Park T6 during the period of the 11th Seoul Architecture Festival (Sept. 6 – Sept. 22).
Total : 25
16 essays, 6 photos, 3 videos
|1||Grand Prize||Video||Nakwon Market||Jongno-gu|
|2||First Prize||Essay||The Not-Sad Lee Jin Ah Memorial Library||Seodaemun-gu|
|3||First Prize||Essay||What is a building?|
|4||First Prize||Photo||My Architectural Playground, Daerim-dong House of Sun||Yeongdeungpo-gu|
|5||First Prize||Video||A Library Called a Jail||Eunpyeong-gu|
|6||Excellence Prize||Essay||My Gloomy University Life in Daehak-dong Gosichon||Gwanak-gu|
|7||Excellence Prize||Essay||Sillim-dong, an Old and Humane Place||Gwanak-gu|
|8||Excellence Prize||Essay||The Morning of Ikseon-dong||Jongno-gu|
|9||Excellence Prize||Essay||Exploring the Aesthetics of Seongsu by Foot||Seongdong-gu|
|10||Excellence Prize||Essay||Travelling Contest||Jung-gu|
|11||Excellence Prize||Photo||An Unintended Creation||Yeongdeungpo-gu|
|12||Excellence Prize||Photo||The Beginning and the End of the Apartment Design, Jamsil Jugong Complex 5||Songpa-gu|
|13||Excellence Prize||Video||One Spring Day in Mangwon-dong||Mapo-gu|
|14||Participation Prize||Essay||On the Riverside of Hapjeong-dong||Yongsan-gu|
|16||Participation Prize||Essay||The Wings of Love Garden||Nowon-gu|
|17||Participation Prize||Essay||Modern Times—Cafe Daelim Changgo||Seongdong-gu|
|18||Participation Prize||Essay||My Private Island, Our Space||Seocho-gu|
|19||Participation Prize||Essay||A Space Existing Through Memory||Jongno-gu|
|20||Participation Prize||Essay||A City Where We Respect One Another Instead of Competing with One Another||Jung-gu|
|21||Participation Prize||Essay||Travelling Contest,
Cutting-edge Yongsan Station
|22||Participation Prize||Essay||Travelling Contest|
|23||Participation Prize||Photo||I Wanted to Capture You||Mapo-gu|
|24||Participation Prize||Photo||Oksu-dong, the Village that Disappeared||Seongdong-gu|
|25||Participation Prize||Photo||Chun Tae-il Memorial Hall||Jongno-gu|