This award is extended to designers or group involved in projects that have contributed to the
harmonious and sustainable relationship between people and the environment.
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, materialism, and environmental problems, and design a sustainable urban environment in which people 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 men 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 ‘Human City Design Award’ is presented to designers or groups that have contributed to building a more harmonious and sustainable relationship between people and people, people and society, people and the environment, and people and nature by tackling urban environmental issues and by presenting a new vision through creative design.