Submission Deadline: 20.07.2020

More information here.

In 2018, Seoul City declared itself the "Human City Design Seoul". The ‘Human City Design Seoul’ Declaration is a response to what the world needs now, with our society convinced that we must overcome the harmful effects of human alienation or materialism or environmental problems, and design a sustainable urban environment in which human can enjoy creative lives. It is the wish of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and of the Seoul Design Foundation that Seoul can serve as a window for communication in building an urban ecosystem where human and nature coexist and as a platform for joint prosperity where the sustainability and well-being of the cultural community is sought after. With this hope, the "2nd Human City Design Award in 2020" is presented to designers or groups that have contributed to building a more harmonious and sustainable relationship between human and human, between human and society, between human and the environment, and between human and nature by tackling urban environmental issues and by presenting a new vision through creative design, following the successful start of the 1st Human City Design Award in 2019.

Title of Award

Human City Design Award 2020


Design for Sustainable City towards a harmonious relationship between human and the environment


To establish a sustainable city ecosystem for a harmonious relationship between people and the environment through design

To discuss design as a creative solution of complex social problems in the city and expand design’s healing effects around the world

To make the design sector contribute to the development of mankind


Projects that contribute to a more harmonious and sustainable relationship between people and people, people and society, people and the environment and people and nature


Seoul Metropolitan Government


Seoul Design Foundation


Human Cities EU Network, World Design Organization (WDO), The UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Cumulus,
The Silk Road Universities Network(SUN), Korean Federation of Design Associations etc.


Individuals or organizations who have experience in design-related field (No limitation on career)


Official Schedule (Korean Standard Time)

Official Announcement I 1 April 2020(Wen.) ~ 20 July 2020(Mon.)

Pre - Registration I 25 May 2020(Mon.) ~ 18 June(Thur.) *Newly Open

Registration I 22 June 2020(Mon.) ~ 20 July 2020(Mon.)

Review I 21 July 2020(Tues.) ~ 21 September 2020(Mon.)

Winner Announcement I 22 September 2020(Tues.)

Award Ceremony I 22 September 2020(Tues.)


Selection : Grand Prize for One Winner [Human City Design Grand Prize]

(※ Except one winner, Benefits of award will be awarded to around 10 people who qualified at a 1st review)

Prize Money : Prize Money 100,000,000 won (KRW) [Including Tax]

* Worth 85,000 USD (variable according to the rate of exchange)

Benefits of award

1. Invitation to the "2020 Human City Design Award" Ceremony

2. Participation as a speaker at 2020 Human City Design Conference or Global Workshop

3. Invitation to the 2020 Human City Design Exhibition

4. Support for a visit to "2020 Human City Design Award" Ceremony and related events (airfare and accommodation)

5. Guided tour for DDP and Seoul

6. Testimonial (Grand prize : Trophy / Nominees : Plaque)