Submitted by Rashi Jain
Call for Registrations: The 47th Nisshin Kogyo Architectural Design Competition is Open now
Japan Architecture News - Apr 28, 2020 - 10:23 2803 views
Theme: Living upon the PLAY
"Play" meaning in various ways, including playing like an infant, having fun with friends, indulging in drinks or gambling, taking breaks between work and study, having the leeway to things, seeking beauty in literature and art isolated from the secular world, and giving space to machinery part connection.
In any case, it is like a source to life, an act full of humanity contrary to pursuing functionality and rationality.
In Homo Ludens, written by Johan Huizinga, “Culture has occurred and developed as play in the play,” “play has a significant meaning in life, and that it has an inevitable mission,” “nature has given us play with tension, joy, and fun.”
Think of living in "Play" which may be said to be the essence of human activities.
"Play" could expand the possibilities in our lives and may give us hints on the future life.
Registration deadline: Oct 01 2020, 17:00
Submission deadline: Oct 05 2020, 17:00
Registration fee: Free
Language: English, Japanese
Ryue Nishizawa, Akihisa Hirata, Yasutaka Yoshimura, Tatsuya Hatori, Ryuji Fujimura, Yukihiro Sohdai
1st prize: 1,000,000 yen (one)
2nd prize: 500,000 yen (one)
3rd prize: 300,000 yen (one)
Merit prize: 100,000 yen each (eight)
The results will be announced in the January 2021 issue of SHINKENCHIKU.
The exhibition will be held at the AIJ building in Tokyo Japan: Feb. 15th(Mon)-Feb. 18th(Thur), 2021
Some of the previous year's winning entry's and themes:
46th Nisshin Kogyo Design Competiton Winner Entry (First Prize): Ueno Jun, Tokyo University of Science / Theme: LIVING upon the NATURE
45th Nisshin Kogyo Design Competiton Winner Entry (First Prize): Noël Picaper - Floating Fantasy and Marion Jamault / Theme: LIVING upon the HISTORY
44th Nisshin Kogyo Design Competiton Winner Entry (First Prize): Oyat Shukurov and Mikheil Mikadze / Theme: Bridging – Architecture that bridges
43th Nisshin Kogyo Design Competiton Winner Entry (First Prize): Eduardo Enrique Tapia Duarte (Universidad de Los Andes) / Theme: Botanical Architecture
Read more about the competition on the website.
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