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  • Seoul Conducts Seoul Excellent Hanok Certification System for the Better Succession of Hanok Value

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    Seoul conducts the 4th Seoul Excellent Hanok Certification System to foster an environment in which the value that is unique to Seoul’s hanoks is inherited, as more excellent hanoks are being constructed and popularized. The Seoul Excellent Hanok Certification System has been conducted annually since 2016 and a total of 55 hanoks have been selected as Seoul’s Excellent Hanoks through three stages of screening.

    To apply for a certificate, a hanok must be located in Seoul and must have been constructed, repaired, or remodeled after 2001. The application form must be submitted between September 2 and October 11, 2019. The selection as an Excellent Hanok is determined through documentation screening and on-site evaluation by the certificate judging committee of hanok experts. The application form is attached to the announcement or downloadable on Seoul Hanok website (http://hanok.seoul.go.kr). The form should be submitted in person or via mail to the Seoul Hanok Support Center (for any inquiries, call ☏82-2-766-4120).

    The certification mark and the note of authentication are presented to Seoul’s Excellent Hanoks, and maintenance and control are provided, such as regular facility check and small-scale repairs. The hanoks are regularly checked once a year by hanok experts who offer counseling services, and if a repair is required, the city of Seoul directly supports the repair costs. The city supported 9 hanoks in 2017 and 15 hanoks 2018 for small-scale repairs, including the replacement of damaged wood and the repairing of roofs.

    In addition, Seoul will host the 2019 Seoul Excellent Hanok Photo Exhibition at Bukchon Hanok Hall starting on September 10, 2019. The exhibition was prepared to advertise the beauty of hanoks as daily living spaces through excellent hanok construction cases, such as well-preserved modern hanoks and contemporary hanoks that have undergone changes and development while maintaining traditional styles. The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September 22 (closed on Mondays) at Bukchon Hanok Hall (29-1, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu).

    Exhibition Photos of Seoul’s Excellent Hanoks

    Exhibition Photos of Seoul’s Excellent Hanoks
    Hanok in Eunpyeong Hanok Village
    Hanok in Eunpyeong Hanok Village Hanok in Gahoe-dong Hanok in Seongbuk-dong