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KOSA Holds Steel Modular Architecture Contest for University Students

2020/06/03

l The contest, being the first and only modular architecture contest in Korea, is expected to trigger the interest of university students
l The winner is to be awarded a Minister Prize from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy & the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

The Modular Architecture Committee under the Steel Construction Center (President: POSCO’s Sang-Kyun Kim) of KOSA is holding a Steel Modular Architecture Design contest from June 1 to November 5.

“Modular Architecture” is a construction technique where most of the construction processes are completed at the factory and minimum work, such as assembling the pre-made parts, is performed on-site. The technique is currently getting the spotlight from construction organizations and companies.

The Korea Iron & Steel Association (KOSA) announced that this contest aims to draw the attention of university students to Steel Modular* architecture and foster future experts in Modular Architecture.

* Steel Modular: Modular-type architecture using steel products (section steel/ steel angle/lightweight studs) as the main structural material.

25 teams will be chosen following two rounds of evaluation. Among which, two teams will be awarded the First Prize, three teams the Second, five teams the Third, and 15 teams the consolation prize.

The two winning teams will each receive 5 million KRW along with an award certificate issued by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy & the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The three runner up teams will be rewarded 3 million KRW each with an award certificate from the presidents of KOSA’s Steel Construction Center, Architectural Institute of Korea, and Korean Society of Steel Construction.

Prospective applicants can apply through the official KOSA website from June 1 to 28. After a thorough evaluation, 25 teams will be selected, and the awards ceremony will be held on November 5, along with the Second International Modular Forum at POSCO Center. An exhibition of the winning teams will also be displayed within the center.

See the details regarding the contest on KOSA website www.kosa.or.kr (Korean)

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