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"The 4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition" Top Three Universities Proceeding to Open Final Screening Announced

The LIXIL JS Foundation (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo; president: Yoichiro Ushioda), which facilitates surveys and research related to the housing and building materials industry as well as supporting the development of human resources, decided upon the following three universities to proceed to the Open Final Screening from the 12 universities in 9 countries after the stringent documentary examination by the jury in the 4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition held for the purpose of seeking and reviewing next-generation sustainable housing technology and communicating that technology to global society.

 

The three universities proceeding to the Open Final Screening

 
 

University names in alphabetical order

Project

 

University

An endless path for five senses The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (Norway)
Smoke Garden Tokyo University of Agriculture (Japan)
NEST WE GROW   University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A)
 

In this 4th competition, a call was put out for proposals based on the theme of “Productive Garden — A Space for Enjoying Hokkaido with All Five Senses” on the site of Memu Meadows in the Taiki-cho in Hokkaido. In Taiki-cho, where activities synchronized with the workings of nature such as agriculture are carried out and diverse and rich foods including various harvests and dairy products are produced, the participants were asked to use this Landscape to draw up scenarios of how to taste nature and propose places where people would gather using all five senses.

The head of the jurors is globally active architect, Kengo Kuma. The three remaining members of the jury were Tomonari Yashiro, Professor of Institute of Industrial Science and Vice President of the University of Tokyo who also participated in the 3rd competition held last year, Isoya Shinji, Doctor of Agriculture and Landscape Architect, and Kundo Koyama, television, radio and script writer, who will perform the final.

The winning project will be selected from the three universities at the Open Final Screening held at the Keidanren Kaikan (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) on April 25, 2014. The university selected as the winner will construct the project on the site at Memu Meadows.

 

Reference Materials

Overview of the 4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition Open Final Screening

Date:

  15:30 to 18:20, Friday, April 25, 2014

Location:

Keidanren Hall (North), 2F, Keidanren Kaikan (1-3-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Jury:

Kengo Kuma (Architect / Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Tomonari Yashiro (Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo / Vice Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Isoya Shinji (Landscape Architect / Doctor of Architecture / Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Agriculture)
Kundo Koyama (Television, radio and script writer / Professor, Tohoku University of Art and Design)
 

Participating universities: 12 universities in 9 countries

* The three universities marked with == will proceed to the Open Final Screening held on April 25.

 

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The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (Norway)

Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Politecnico of Milan (Italy)
Liebniz University Hannover (Germany)

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University of California, Berkeley (USA)

The University of Utah (USA)
Tongji University (China)

National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Bandung Institute of Technology (Republic of Indonesia)
The University of Tokyo (Japan)

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Tokyo University of Agriculture (Japan)

Hokkaido University (Japan)
 

Organizer: LIXIL JS Foundation
Cooperator: LIXIL Corporation Research Institute, Hokkaido Taiki Town
Supporter: Obihiro Development and Construction Dept. / Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau / Hokkaido Government Tokachi General Subprefectural Bureau / Architectural Institute of Japan / The Japan Institute of Architects (JIA) / Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations / Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Official website: www.lixiljsfound.or.jp/category/1835715.html
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LIXIL.IUAC

Outline of LIXIL International University Architectural Competition

The LIXIL International University Architectural Competition is a design competition hosted by LIXIL JS Foundation for university research laboratories.
Situated on a site in the Memu Meadows of Hokkaido’s Taiki-cho, we seek sustainable architectural solutions from nominative universities around the world.
The winning university will be responsible for the project throughout the construction phase.

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