International Union of Architects

International Project Competition for Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea


Open, Single Stage Project Competition

design for a horse race track

Now Architects, Grimshaw Architects, Group Han Associates Dohwa Engineering and DE Partners won the international competition for the Yeongcheon Horse Park in Korea.


Now Architects, Grimshaw Architects, Group Han Associates Dohwa Engineering and DE Partners won the international competition for the Yeongcheon Horse Park in Korea. According to the jury, ‘The Park EverYoung’, provides “a strong, recognizable masterplan that cohesively brings together the major components of the brief requirements in a coherent landscape.”  The jury praised the “unique and extraordinary racetrack” situated with a “sound consideration of the topography”, “an undulating and flowing landscape approach” and a “fresh and memorable use of water.”

The Korean Racing Authority (KRA) organized a single stage project international competition for the design of a Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea. The competition was organized in accordance with the UNESCO-UIA Regulations and was approved by the UIA.

"Lets Run Park Yeongcheon," a theme park about horses and racetrack, will be developed on a 1,474,883-m2 site and is intended to become a local attraction that will benefit the local economy. It will improve the overall image of horse racing and contribute to the horse industry, in addition to becoming exemplary model for theme park development.

The jury of seven members, three Koreans and 4 international design professionals, met from 24 to 25 February 2016 in Yeongcheon. Swiss Architect Stefan Rotzier and Australian architect and UIA Council Member Peter Mould presented the UIA.

The awards ceremony took place on 18 March 2016 and all projects were exhibited from 18 March to 1 April 2016.




Korea Racing Authority - KRA


The jury awarded three prizes and eight honourable mentions for projects that successfully integrated the themes of horses and nature with the local history and culture.




First Prize, ‘The Park EverYoung’

Now Architects (Republic of Korea), Grimshaw Architects (UK), Group Han Associates (Republic of Korea), Dohwa Engineering (Republic of Korea), and DE Partners (Republic of Korea) won the first prize entitled, ‘The Park EverYoung’.



Second Prize, ‘Journey of a Horse’

Dongsimwon Landscape Design (Republic of Korea), Wilmotte & Associés SAS d’Architecture (France), PRAUD (USA), Supermass Studio (USA).


Third Prize, ‘Tracing Nature’

Designcamp Moonpark dmp (Republic of Korea), Studio m.o.b. Architect (Republic of Korea), Korea Engineering Consultants (Republic of Korea), Studio L (Republic of Korea), NOW & HERE (Republic of Korea).


Honourable Mention 1: The Elevated Elf Land

TheeAe Limited (Hong Kong)


Honourable Mention 2: Nomadic Adventure World | SIX RACE

AECOM Asia Company Limited (Hong Kong)

Yooshin Engineering Corporation (Republic of Korea)


Hanul Choongjung (Republic of Korea)


Honourable Mention 3: Archipelago, embedded to the Nature

Heerim Architects & Planners (Republic of Korea)

Kunhwa Engineering & Consulting (Republic of Korea)

Jack Rouse Associates (USA)


Honourable Mention 4: Pegasus ? A hippodrome for the new generations

Loci Anima (France)

CHAE-PEREIRA  Architects (Republic of Korea)

Jean de Gastines Architects (France)

Arup (Hong Kong)

MOZ Paysage (France)


Honourable Mention 5: LetsRun Park YeongCheon - a park of  legends, horses and people

Leigh & Orange (Hong Kong)

Wyatt Design Group (USA)

Urbis Limited (Hong Kong)

MVA Hong Kong Limited (Hong Kong)

Economic Consultant Services (USA)


Honourable Mention 6: The natural world of horse

AND Studio (France)

Schlaich Bergermann Partner (France)

Renan Rousselot Paysagiste Urbaniste (France)

22° Paysagiste Urbanistes (France)

IFCE (French Institut of Horse and Riding) (France)


Honourable Mention 7: The Natural "Horse Utopia"

Atelier C.T. (Belgium)


Honourable Mention 8: Between Horse And Man

Marcus Barnett Landscape and Garden Design (UK)

Squire and Partners (UK)



Dellis, Michael - Partner, PWP Landscape Architecture (USA)

Han, Jong Ryul - Chair, Korea Institute of Architect (Korea)

Johnson, Chris - Regional Managing Principal, Gensler UK (UK)

Kang, Woo Hyun - CEO of Cheju Nami Island (Korea)

Rotzler, Stefan - Partner, Rotzler Krebs Partner Landschaftsarchitekten & UIA representative (Switzerland)

Sanin, Francisco - Professor, Syracuse University (Colombia / USA) 

Youn, Eun Gi - Chair of Korean Association of Business Cooperation (Korea)

Peter Mould - UIA Alternate Juror (Australia)

  • 09 Nov 2015
  • 02 Feb 2016
    Submission deadline
  • 29 Feb 2016
  • 18 Mar 2016
    Award Ceremony