The 42nd Central Glass International Architetural Design Competition


Hironori Sorihashi
(Graduate school, Kyoto College of Industry, Japan), Naoki Ono (Kyoto College of Industry, Japan)

- Julian Chen (Architect, Denmark)
- Souya Takizawa, Kazuhisa Matsuda (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan)
- Makiko Takasaki, Akiko Nishioeda, Takahiro Takagi, Takeshi Yamanaka (Meiji University, Japan)

- Sung Goo Yang (Free, Korea)
- Hélio Boto, Sandra Esteves (Architectural Office, Portuguese),
Margarida Nogueira (Student, Portuguese)
- Masami Habuti, Akiko Yamada, Yuka Nanba (Architectural Office, japan)
- Masahiro Kinoshita, Yousai Isozaki (Architectural Office, Japan)
- Hiroshi Nishiyama, Kako Okudaira (Graduate School, Kobe Design University, Japan)
- Satoshi Numata (Architectural Office, Japan)

See winning entries:


Environmental Zoo

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, International Architecture Idea Competition, Open
Genre Zoo
Country Japan
RegDeadline 25 July 2007 GoogleCal iCal
25 July 2007
Eligibility All

An environmental zoo requires more than just a design for animal shelters or a collection of all kinds of animals. To achieve a sustainable global environment, consideration should be given to a symbiotic environment that includes the activities of humans with animals. It would be acceptable to propose animals shelters in accordance with this outline, and also acceptable to advance ideas about facilities wherein we may dwell together with the animals. From the standpoint of architectural design, proposals are wanted for notions of an environmental zoo that begins to make desirable relationships between humans and animals, not only as abstract proposals but also as expressions of reality.

Toyo Ito (Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects)
Masaru Okamoto (Kume Sekkei Co., Ltd.)
Riken Yamamoto (Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop)
Kiyoshi Sakurai (Nikken Sekkei Co., Ltd.)
Taro Ashihara (Taro Ashihara Architects)
Kengo Kuma (Kengo Kuma & Associates)
Yutaka Suzurikawa (Director, Executive Managing Officer. Central Glass Co., Ltd.)

Competition Type
Two-stage Competition
Second stage: The finalists will present their proposals at September 29, 2007 and the judges will choose the winner before the public.
The finalist will be invited to Tokyo, Japan.

First Place (one) ¥2,000,000 and a commemorative gift
Second Places (three) ¥300,000 and a commemorative gift, each
Honourable Mentions (six) ¥100,000 and a commemorative gift, each

Entry Fee

One sheet of thick drawing paper (600mm×840mm)

Winners will be announced in the 2007 November issue of "SHINKENCHIKU" and vol. 68 issue of "THE JAPAN ARCHITECT"

Past winners

Central Glass Co., Ltd.

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