The Call for Entry for the Third Human City Design Award Opens

The international Human City Design Award (HCDA) that aims to bring solutions to various urban issues and create a better world opened its third call for entry. This edition is focused on design for sustainable city: for a harmonious relationship between human, society and the environment.

Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and organized by Cumulus partner – the Seoul Design Foundation (SDF), the Award recognizes designers who built harmony between people and society as well as people and the environment to form sustainable cities.

The scope of the award has been broadened to encompass product, visual, digital and multimedia, space and system, experience, service, social, etc. with the intention to encourage the good efforts of designers in all fields.

In addition, the Citizens’ Award is introduced for the first time this year, which allows the public to take part in the screening process. The jury comprised of world-renowned experts in urban research and design has engaged in a total of three in-depth screening processes every year. This year, professional jurors from Korea and abroad will conduct the first and second rounds of screening in November and December, and the third round will be accompanied by presentations and by interviews with the top 10 candidates as well as citizens’ voting.

The screening will focus mainly on three aspects: whether thedesign provided (1) solutions for urban life issues, (2) visions forthe future, and (3) global values.

Another special award titled the “Safety & Security Award” is also introduced for the first time. This award will be presented to a project that helped maintain safety and security in cities in the face of threats from infectious diseases, natural disasters, and crimes.

The submission period is from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. Application form can be filled out and submitted via the official website (http://humancitydesignaward.or.kr). Details of the announcement and the submission method can also be found on the website.

“The spirit of the Human City Design Award is to find solutions to problems in cities through design and local cooperation and solidarity,” said Joo Yong-tae, acting director of the SDF. “I hope to see a diverse range of projects reflecting this spirit submitted this year so that the Award can play its role as a platform for sharing sustainable future designs.”

Official Schedule
Notice Period: 29 July 2021(Thu) ~ 31 October 2021(Sun) (KST 24:00)
Submission Period: 1 September 2021(Wed) ~ 31 October 2021(Sun) (KST 24:00)
Screening Period: November 2021 ~ February 2022
Award Ceremony: 21 March 2022(Mon)

Enquiry Contact
Homepage : humancitydesignaward.or.kr
E-mail : humancity@seouldesign.or.kr

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