The Brief

Poster

Business Background

The Shina sb dockyard was founded in 1946 and served as a major source of economic growth in Tongyeong. However, due to stagnation in the shipbuilding industry, the company began to experience a slowdown in business after 2010, eventually filing for bankruptcy on November 26, 2015.

As a result, approximately 5,000 workers at the Shina sb dockyard and related businesses lost their jobs en masse, leading to 70% of residential units in the surrounding areas becoming vacant.

Vacancies due to the departure of shipyard workers have led to a hollowing out of the local population and business activity, leaving the local economy to continue experiencing a rapid decline.

In response, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, in December 2017, designated Shina sb dockyard and the surrounding area as a beneficiary of the Urban Regeneration New Deal (economy-based) and plans to provide support for the area from the national budget. The project operator, the Korea Land and Housing Corporation, purchased the Shina sb dockyard site in March 2018, and will carry out the project as a joint development program with the city of Tongyeong.

The purpose of the Shina sb dockyard Urban Regeneration Project is to establish a future-oriented waterside town for settlement and to build a cultural and tourist hub on the site of the closed dockyard, thereby establishing a global hub of tourism through industrial reorganization.

The transformation of the former dockyard into a tourist attraction will help establish a globally recognized model for a comprehensive waterside town consisting of various attributes, including international core facilities, resort facilities, business resources, areas for seaside leisure activities, and high-end residential facilities.

Name of Competition

  • International Idea Competition for the Regeneration of Tongyeong Dockyard

Selection Method

  • It is a public competition for ideas, open to international participants.

Client (owner, organizer ordering organization)

  • The Client of the International Idea Competition for the Regeneration of Tongyeong Dockyard is Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH), which administer and supervise the overall competition

Schedule

  • Announcement of Competition and Distribution of Materials: May 25, 2018
  • Participant Registration: 10:00 June 1, 2018– 17:00 October 14, 2018
  • On-Site Trips: Details will be announced on the website
  • Submission of Questions and Responses: Details will be announced on the website
  • Submission of Projects: 10:00 June 1, 2018 – 17:00 October 14, 2018
  • Evaluation: October 2018
  • Winners Announced: October 2018
  • Awards Ceremony and Presentation of Winning Projects: End of October, 2018

Awards

  • 1st place: KRW 10,000,000 x 1 team (or individual)
  • 2nd place: KRW 5,000,000 x 4 teams (or individuals)
  • 3rd place: KRW 1,000,000 x 10 teams (or individuals)
  • ※ Including tax and public utility charges

Subject of Competition

  • Location: 195 Donam-ro, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do and surrounding areas (former Shina sb dockyard)
  • Area:
    • Urban Regeneration New Deal Zone – 510,000m²
    • (Former) Shina dockyard site – 185,000 m² (including public waterfront)
  • Project Period: 2018 ∼ 2023

Topic 1: Plans to revitalize the docks and cranes as a cultural and tourism resource

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Objective

  • As part of an effort to realize the historical and cultural potential of the shipyard, provide ideas to recycle the ‘goliath crane’ and the ‘dock.’

Subject

  • Crane and dock within the (former) Shina dockyard site.

Facilities Overview

  • Crane and dock within the (former) Shina sb dockyard site.
History
  • The Shina sb dockyard was founded in 1946 and served as a major source of economic growth in Tongyeong. But due to stagnation in the shipbuilding industry, the company began to experience a slowdown in business after 2010, and eventually filed for bankruptcy on November 26, 2015.
  • As a result, approximately 5,000 workers at the Shina sb dockyard and related businesses lost their jobs en masse, leading to 70% of residential units in the surrounding areas becoming vacant. The exodus of the labor force has exacerbated the local economy.
  • The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport provided support to the area surrounding the Shina sb dockyard by designating it as a beneficiary of the Urban Regeneration New Deal. With its purchase of the dockyard, the ministry plans to revive the stagnant Tongyeong economy and revitalize the area into a cultural and tourism hub.
  • This longstanding method involves using the crane inside the dock to complete the production and assembly of the ship, after which one would open the lock gate to allow the sliding dock to slide down and float the ship on the sea.
  • The dock at the Shina sb dockyard is a sliding dock. This is not used very often, as today’s preferred method is to inject water into a dry dock in order to float and launch the ship, but it nonetheless is representative of the symbolic and historic characteristic of the shipyard.
  • Three sliding docks in the (former) Shina dockyard.
  • The goliath crane above the No. 1 shipway within the (former) Shina dockyard site.
Height Length Width Weight Built
52.988m 25.75m 40+20m 868ton March, 1999
도크와 크레인 크레인 도크

Topic 2: Suggest landmarks in the site of the former shipyard

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Objective

  • Suggest landmarks that could represent the symbolism of the region and its historical/cultural elements in order to help the transformation of the shipyard site into a cultural and tourism hub through urban regeneration.

Subject

  • The interior of the (former) Shina dockyard

Topic 3: Proposal for various transportation methods for project site access

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Objective

  • Provide ideas for various transportation methods to help create unhindered access to the project site and to help solve traffic congestion problems during weekends and peak seasons.

Current conditions

Wide-area traffic map of Tongyeong
  • The project site in Tongyeong is accessible from Daejeon via the North Tongyeong I.C. and Tongyeong I.C. expressways.
    • Access via the North Tongyeong I.C. takes about 25 minutes (by car) through the Tongyeong outer road and the Tongyeong Bridge. The Tongyeong I.C. cuts through the city center (takes about 20 minutes) and via the Chungmu Bridge.
    • Segments that regularly experience traffic congestion during the weekend and peak seasons.

Topic 4: Storytelling for the regeneration of the old city

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Objective

  • Offer a comprehensive story for the purpose of the regeneration of the former shipyard site and the center of the city.
  • Propose storytelling ideas utilizing Tongyeong’s unique history and cultural resources.

Subject

  • The former shipyard site and the surrounding city center, etc.
Location of Tongyeong Urban Regeneration New Deal Project and (former) Shina sb dockyard

[Tears of Malmoe]

Malmoe, Sweden, had experienced significant economic expansion in the 19th century with the introduction of a large shipyard. However, when the shipbuilding business dipped into a recession and the Kockums shipyard shut down,the citizens of Malmoe fell into a great shock, Workers who had lost their jobs and residents of Malmoe saw the 138-m Kockums Crane, once the landmark of Malmoe, get sold to South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries for $1 on September 25, 2002. They shed tears as they watched the crane being towed away, which is how the phrase ‘Tears of Malmoe’ came about. (Source: Jeonbuk Ilbo (http://www.jjan.kr))

Topic 5: Any other ideas

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Objective

  • To provide any other ideas not specified above focused on the regeneration of the former shipyard site and the surrounding city center.

Subject

  • The former shipyard site and the surrounding city center, etc.

(Reference) State of Tongyeong cultural and tourism resources

A. Natural Ecological Resources
  • There are various locations that overlooks the Hallyeohaesang National Park, including Mireuksan Mountain, Byeokbangsan Mountain and Mangsan Mountain. There are also many beaches at which people can enjoy the summer.
B. Cultural Heritage
  • Tongyeong is the site of the Great Battle of Hansan, and, as such, has various historical remains and tourist attractions related to Admiral Yi Sun-sin.
C. Cultural Arts Resources
  • Tongyeong has a wealth of cultural resources and is known for having produced many literary and artistic talents, including Park Kyung-ri, Kim Chun-soo, and Yoon Yi-sang. The city’s cultural assets include the Cheongma Yu Chi-hwan Street, the Chojeong Kim Sang-ok Street, the Yoon Yi-sang Street, the Jeon Hyuck-lim Art Museum, the Cheongma Literature Museum, the Kim Cheon-soo Exhibition Hall, the ParkKyung-ri Memorial Hall,and the Tongyeong Lacquer Art Museum.
D. Marine Leisure Resources
  • Tongyeong is a paradise for marine sports. There are various places to enjoy yachting, windsurfing, skin scuba diving, water motorcycles, fishing, etc. In addition, there are accommodations, means of transportation and amusement facilities that combine to place Tongyeong as the center of seaside tourism.
E. Tourism Resources
  • Consistent efforts are being made to construct large-scale tours and facilities, including developing cable cars and luge sites, in order to help build Tongyeong into a global tourism base,