Samcheock city is in the administrative district of Gangwon Providence and it is a nodal area of tourism for the East coast of Korea. Historically, Yisabu, a general/administrator of Silla(one of the nations of ‘Three Kingdoms Period’ in the Korean Peninsula), launched in 512 A.D. his voyage to Usanguk (an island nation in East Coast of Korean Peninsula, now Ulleungdo and Dokdo).It is one of the important evidences showing that Dokdo is the territory of the Republic of Korea.
As a result, Samcheok city established a project to enhance Yisabu and exalted Yisabu as a representative figure of Samcheok city. Moreover, it has been promoting various projects to promote historical and cultural significance of incorporating Usanguk. In the meantime, it has been consistently suggested that information related to Yisabu should be conveyed through the creative and specialized space so that people can experience its symbolic meaning.
This is the background of <Yisabu Dokdo Memorial Park International Competition>. Specifically, it is planned to create a monumental place for Yisabu and Dokdo in the vicinity of Jungrajin Mt. Yukhyang and Obon Port, which are known to be related to the port of departure to Usanguk. Participants of the competition should plan a memorial space that integrates history and culture by utilizing the tangible and intangible assets of the Yisabu’s incorporating Usanguk and the planning should include programs such as education, publicity, experience, and play/leisure regarding to Dokdo, as well as spatial plans that can respond to various arts and cultures.