The 45th Nisshin Kogyo Architectural Design Competition: LIVING upon the HISTORY


Sponsors: Nisshin Kogyo Co., Ltd., Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

Type: International, open, ideas
Fee: none
Eligibility: Architects
1 October 2018 – Registration deadline
20 Aug 2018 – 5 Oct 2018 – Submission period
1st Place – 1M yen
2nd Place 500,000 yen
3rd Place 300,000 yen

Merit prizes – 100.000 yen (8 each)

Design Challenge:

We architects made commitments to history numerous times in the past for example to the Renaissance in the 15th century, Neoclassicism in the 18th century and Postmodernism in the 20th century. However, all of them were rooted in Euro-centric perspective on history. I want to see architecture which is not based on such perspective. There is no need to mention the bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind to know that the concept of history itself is expanding. You are encouraged to think about how we should face the New History in the present day.
– Yasutaka Yoshimura, Competition Juror

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