The Secretariat of the 8th ISAIA
c/o Architectural Institute of Japan
5-26-20, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8414 JAPAN

[Special Event] International Student Design Competition

International Student Design Competition
“Kitakyushu Sustainable Coastal City 2050”
■ Result ■

1st Prize:
Name:Anchisa Suntijitto, Parinee Srisuwan, Sunisa Menarin
University:Thammasat University, Thailand
2nd Prizes:
Title of proposal:1=1 Spatial re-combination
Name:Cai Likai, Zhang Chaowei
University:Zhe Jiang University City College, China

Title of proposal:NEW PORT TOWN
Name:Mitsuhiko Nakashima, Yui Konishi, Liyang Fan, Jianan Liu, Yuki Hamada
University:The University of Kitakyushu, Japan
3rd Prizes:
Title of proposal:U-ECO Sunflower City: "Kitakyushu"
Name:Young-hun Jeon, Soo-hee Lee
University:Hanbat National University, Korea

Title of proposal:With the ocean
Name:Kaori Asitate, Mami Aida,Shun Uemura, Nodoka Kobayashi, Shuhei Takeda, Nami Tange, Tetsuya Haneta, Saori Matsuda, Shota Mori, Ayaka Yoshida, Nami Yoshida
University:Miyagi University, Japan

Title of proposal:Linkage City
Name:Tatsuru Kawachi
University:Chiba University, Japan

International Student Design Competition
“Kitakyushu Sustainable Coastal City 2050”
■ Call for Entry ■
Entry submission date: September 3, 2010

The International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (ISAIA) is a biennial symposium jointly sponsored by the Architectural Institute of Japan, the Architectural Society of China, and the Architectural Institute of Korea. The 8th ISAIA symposium will be held in November, 2010 in the city of Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture (Japan), and this international student design competition forms one part of the education program of this year's symposium.

As venue for ISAIA 2010, the city of Kitakyushu faces the Sea of Hibiki on the west side and the Sea of Suo on the east side, while the narrow Dōkai Bay deeply penetrates the city from the northeast; the city has developed in direct relation to these oceanic features. In the modern period the city took advantage of its maritime attributes, laying the foundation for a flourishing industrial metropolis centered on steel and other heavy industries. With transition to the current era of stable economic growth, stagnation of heavy industries, together with the phenomena of declining birthrate and an increasingly aging population, Kitakyushu is now seeking for a new urban image under the heading of mottos such as “world capital of sustainable development” and “interchange and cooperation with other cities in Asia”. Nowadays as a city open to the sea, the maritime city of Kitakyushu is mainly focusing on environmental and sustainable developments as Kitakyushu’s aim is to become a strategic hub metropolis in economics, culture, and overall quality of life.

With the year 2050 as its design target, this student competition is looking for suggestions of new urban concepts and space, allowing the participants to conceptualize freely the development of areas centering on Kitakyushu’s waterfront district.

Proposals could be made in relation to port-adjacent industrial zones and unused land, maritime sustainable urban developments, regeneration of industrial heritage, transformation of sea-adjacent areas into residential zones, as well as new images for urban infrastructure in 2050.

Architectural Institute of Japan (Host)
Architectural Institute of Korea, The Architectural Society of China, Kitakyushu City

■City of Kitakyushu: General Information
General Information about Kitakyushu City
■City of Kitakyushu: Envoronmental Issues and Policies
The World Capital of Sustainable Development
Kitakyushu’s International Environmental Cooperation (pdf)
■Other Resources
UNESCAP Ministerial Conference in 2000

Official documents (including Kitakyushu Initiative) available in PDF.

Kitakyushu Initiative for Clean Environment Project

Contest Rules

TAG index TAG index ←Call for Entry in PDF may be downloaded here

1. Eligibility

The competition is open to individual students or student teams enrolled at undergraduate universities, graduate schools, junior colleges, and higher vocational schools in Japan, China, South Korea and other Asian countries.

2. Conditions:

(1) The student participants are required to make a proposal for a site which is located in the city of Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture. There is no limitation for the size of the selected area or site; participants are free to limit the design as desired within the overall range.

(2) However, all proposals will be judged on the basis of broad-ranging plans for urban concept and urban space, proposals at only the level of individual architectural structures should be strongly avoided.

(3) Proposals are to assume a target year of 2050, and be based on the concept of the “model environmental city” currently adopted by the city of Kitakyushu.

3. Jury:

KUNIHIRO George, Professor, Kokushikan University, Chair
ITONAGA Koji, Professor, Nihon University
KUBOTA Aya, Associate Professor, Tokyo University
ZHAO Shichen, Associate Professor, Kyushu University
BART Dewancker, Associate Professor, The University of Kitakyushu
NAKAMURA Ben, Professor, Kogakuin University
MATSUOKA Kyoko, Principal Architect, Spinglass Architects and Associate Professor, Tokyo Denki University

4. Submission:

The Competition language is English. Participants must submit following documents:

(1)Graphic document illustrated on one A1 size (594 x 841mm) sheet of paper. DO NOT mount on a form core or any kind of rigid board. Entries must be submitted anonymously. Include concise title of the proposal on the surface of the document. Participants are encouraged to submit all information necessary to graphically illustrate their concept.

(2) Entry form

A4 size sheet of paper containing following information:

1) Title of proposal;

2) Summary of proposal (about 200 words);

3) Name, School affiliation, school year, telephone number, and email address of participant (participants). The student teams must indicate the team leader.
Entry form template may be downloaded here. TAG index
Chinese, Korean and Japanese participants are required to submit another sheet of Entry Form with above information described in their native language.

(3)Digital copy of above documents in PDF Format and entry form in MS-word on CD-R or DVD-R.

5. Timetable:

Entry submission date: September 3, 2010
Jury Meeting: Early September
Announcement of the Results: September 15
International Student Workshop: November 8-11

6. Prizes:

1st Prize (1): Award Certificate and JPY 100,000
2nd Prizes (2): Award Certificate and JPY 50,000 each
1st and 2nd prize winners are invited to participate in the ISAIA Students Workshop held on November 8-11, 2010. Up to two group members may participate in the workshop; travel expenses to participate in the workshop will be subsidized by the sponsors ( the amount of JPY100,000yen as the upper limit for one groupwill be provided ). The competition organizers may also invite honorable mentions proposal to the ISAIA student workshop. The competition organizers will provide ISAIA fees and lodging to student workshop participants.

7. Publication of Results:

Awarded proposals will be announced on the ISAIA website on September 15. Notification of winning entries will also be provided to the team leader’s email address, together with invitation for participating in the student workshop.

8. Other Details:

a) Submissions will not be returned.

b) Proposals will be exhibited during ISAIA 2010.

c) The competition organizers have the right to publish the competition proposals in the Journal of Architecture and Building Science, the Architectural Institute of Japan’s website, and other publications of the Institute, while competition participants hold the copyright of the proposal.

d) No inquiries regarding the competition theme and conditions are accepted.

e) Competition winners, invited student groups at ISAIA Student Workshop will be asked to develop proposals regarding concrete spatial design in specific areas of Kitakyushu City based on their original competition entries. The proposals and outcomes of the workshop will be presented and critiqued at the ISAIA theme session.

9. Send Entries to:

Secretariat of the Architectural Institute of Japan
c/o International Student Architectural Design Competition
5-26-20 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8481
ONODERA, Atsushi / ICHINOSE, Masayo