seoul design foundation together with designboom promotes
an international bicycle design competition.
1- cycle design
cycle design for urban transportation and recreational activities
we hope to discover innovative and original ideas that can have a
economic impact for the cycle industry. there will be particular interest in urban cycles
that anybody will be
able to ride easily around seoul, as well as cycles
that address high-end design trends in recreational and sport bikes.
there should be an emphasis on practical designs that can be commercialized
within five years.
2 – cycle fashion & accessories design
clothing, helmets, gloves, footwear, carriers, raincoats, lights,
other cycle parts and accessories, etc.
this category hopes to create a greater interest in fostering a robust cycling culture
and lifestyle that joins style with practicality. designs appropriate in this category include:
eco-friendly and fashionable clothing; cycle parts for cycling safety; and clothes and
accessories that take into account seoul’s climate and environment.
there should be an emphasis on practical designs that can be commercialized within five years.
3 – cycling infrastructure
cycle storage equipments, cycle racks, traffic systems for cycling, cycle rental systems,
and other high-tech, cycling-related systems.
institutional and infrastructure efficiency for cyclist convenience is the most important
consideration in promoting the widespread use of cycles in an urban landscape.
the Seoul Cycle Design Competition is calling for ideas on cycling systems that
are user-friendly, safe, and appropriate for seoul’s traffic conditions. participants can
present suggestions about cycling promotion in seoul, including ways to make transferring
from cycles to public transportation (e.g. subway trains) easier. there will also be a keen focus
on efficient rental systems based on seoul’s IT infrastructure (e.g. GPS).
there should be an emphasis on design concepts that can be put into practice within five years.
winners will receive medals and prize money totaling KRW 52million (about $ 46,000 USD)