"The 7th LIXIL International Student Architectural Competition"
Top Three Universities Proceeding to Open Final Screening Announced

A Competition Inviting Proposals from 13 Universities in 11 Countries Worldwide for Sustainable Construction Based on the Theme: “Spa in the Nature”

The winner will be determined in the Open Final Screening on Wednesday, April 19

"VEILED GARDEN" by University of Pennsylvania (Photo: Business Wire)

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TOKYO--()--The LIXIL Foundation (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo; Chairman: Yoko Ushioda), which facilitates surveys and research related to the housing and building materials industries as well as supporting the development of human resources, decided upon the following three universities to proceed to the Open Final Screening from the 13 universities in 11 countries after the stringent documentary examination by the jury in the 7th LIXIL International Student Architectural Competition held for the purpose of seeking and reviewing next-generation sustainable housing technology and communicating that technology to global society.

 

Three Universities Proceeding to Open Final Screening [In alphabetical order]

Title   Name of University
Colobockle Nest Kyushu University (Japan)
Radiant Field The Vienna Technical University (Austria)
VEILED GARDEN   University of Pennsylvania (USA)
 

In the 7th competition, 13 designated universities in 11 countries worldwide were invited to submit proposals for the special space “furo” (bath) for the first time in the history of the competition, under the theme of “Spa in the Nature.” The entrants are required to propose a spa that attracts people, allowing them to be with nature and relax in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido.

The jury is headed by globally renowned architect, Kengo Kuma; the other members are Tomonari Yashiro, professor of Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, Kundo Koyama, television, radio and script writer, Dana Buntrock, architect and professor of University of California, Berkeley, and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, architect, co-founder of Atelier Bow-Wow and professor of Graduate School of Architecture and Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

The winning university will be selected from three finalists at the Open Final Screening at Keidanren Kaikan in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo on Wednesday April 19, 2017. The winner will install the proposed facility in Memu Meadows site located in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido.

 

[Reference Materials]

Outline of the “Open Final Screening for the 7th LIXIL International Student Architectural Competition”

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 15:30 to 18:30

Location: Keidanren Kaikan, 4th Floor, Diamond Room (South) (1-3-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Jury:

Head of the Jury:   Kengo Kuma (Architect/Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Members: Tomonari Yashiro (Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo)
Kundo Koyama (Television, radio and script writer)
Dana Buntrock (Architect/Professor, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley)
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Architect/Co-founder of Atelier Bow-Wow/Professor, Graduate School of Architecture and Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
 

Participating universities: 13 universities in 11 countries

* The three universities marked with == will proceed to the Open Final Screening held on April 19.

== University of Pennsylvania (USA)

University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
AA School (UK)
IAAC (Spain)
Riga Technical University (Latvia)

== The Vienna Technical University (Austria)

China Academy of Art (China)
National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)
Universitas Indonesia (Indonesia)
The University of Sydney (Australia)

== Kyushu University (Japan)

Tokyo University of the Arts (Japan)
Meiji University (Japan)
 

[Organizer] LIXIL Foundation
[Cooperator] LIXIL Corporation
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Outline of LIXIL International Student Architectural Competition
The LIXIL International Student Architectural Competition is a design competition hosted by LIXIL 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.

Overview of Facility
Name: Memu Meadows
Location: 158-1 Memu, Taiki-cho, Hiro-gun, Obihiro, Hokkaido
Owner: LIXIL Foundation 2-1-1 Ojima, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 136-8535
Site area: App. 184,000 square meters
Main facilities: Experimental house “Même”, “Mock-up of Multiple floor Bamboo House”, “A recipe to live”, “BARN HOUSE”, “HORIZON HOUSE”, “NEST WE GROW”, “INVERTED HOUSE”, “INFINITE FIELD”, Multipurpose Facility, Conference Pavilion, Residence 1L and 1R (accommodation for researchers), two log houses (accommodation for researchers), fitness center, restaurant, Administration Wing, etc.
Official website: http://www.lixiljsfound.com/

Contacts

LIXIL Foundation
Kumeo Takahata, +81-3-5626-1008
Fax: +81-3-5626-1033
LIXIL Foundation website: http://www.lixiljsfound.com/

Release Summary

The LIXIL Foundation decided upon the following three universities to proceed to the Open Final Screening in the 7th LIXIL International Student Architectural Competition.

Contacts

LIXIL Foundation
Kumeo Takahata, +81-3-5626-1008
Fax: +81-3-5626-1033
LIXIL Foundation website: http://www.lixiljsfound.com/