We hope Seoul will be the venue of communication to build urban ecosystems
in which humans and the environment harmoniously coexist.

Human City Design Award expects
to be an international design award
contributing to efforts toward achieving
the common purpose of human beings

The Human City Design Award is an international design award celebrating designers or groups that have solved complex problems in our daily lives through creative designs, thereby bringing positive impact to the formation of a harmonious and sustainable relationship between people and people, society, the environment, and nature.

Many outstanding projects have been submitted from across the globe since the 1st Human City Design Award in 2019, and the 3rd Award was no exception. Designed for the public, the works received were outcomes of various processes of deliberating and resolving inconveniences facing urban populations.

Among many design awards that exist today, the Human City Design Award, which is sponsored by Seoul Metropolitan Government, is all the more special as it recognizes and supports designers who come up with creative solutions that contribute to shaping a better life for people.
Together with Dongdaemun Design Plaza, we will continue to exert efforts to elevate the Human City Design Award.

Building on the experiences of the past three years, the Human City Design Award has decided to take a leap forward in a new and more significant way.
The Award’s scale and category will expand so as to identify a wider range of design projects dedicated to creating better cities to live in. Selected cases will be shared and communicated with a greater number of countries across the globe than in previous years. To take the Award to new heights, we wish to work with designers from all over the world to think about the future direction and hear creative suggestions.

I believe design is man’s gift to humanity. Thanks to designs made with the designers’ passion and enthusiasm, we are granted with a gift for a better tomorrow. Human City Design Award will evolve into a platform with a positive impact, advocating the value of design to everyone on earth.

CEO, Seoul Design

KyungDon Rhee
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