YAF/COD Ideas Competition 2011

The competition site is the same site proposed for the Olympic Village in the official Tokyo 2016 bid documents. For the purposes of this competition, designers should assume the remainder of the 2020 proposal will be identical to the 2016 proposal.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Complex
Country Tokyo, Japan
RegDeadline 14 March 2011 GoogleCal iCal
14 March 2011
Eligibility All


This year’s design problem, to create a master plan for the Olympic Village and a design for a representative mixed-use building that includes athlete housing, will provide entrants with the opportunity to explore these overlaps. Successful solutions will demonstrate a commitment to Universal Design, as well as social and environmental sustainability, throughout the Village during its Olympic, Paralympic, and Legacy modes by creating designs that will allow the Village to play a vital role in the ongoing development of the City of Tokyo - not only for the short-term as athletes’ housing during the Games, but also for the long-term as a catalyst for infrastructural revitalization once the Games have closed.
The site includes 31 hectares of municipally owned land along Tokyo Bay, within the Ariake-Kita District a composite urban district with work, residential, school, and recreational functions. An aerial photograph of the site, and the Official Tokyo 2016 Bid Document will be provided to those participants who officially register for the competition.

Michael Graves, FAIA (Michael Graves & Associates, Princeton, N.J)
Hansy L. Better Barraza AIA, LEED AP (Rhode Island School of Design, Boston)
Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA (Studio Pacifica, Ltd., Seattle)
Walter J. Hood, Jr., ASLA (Hood Design, Oakland)

First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,000
Third Prize: $500
TOTO Prize (Best Universally Designed bathroom): TOTO Washlet seat http://www.totousa.com/Washlet/WashletC110.aspx

Entry Fee
AIA Member: $95
Non-AIA member: $135
Student: $45

Written description of design solution, 500 words maximum
Two (2) 42" x 30" boards

Exhibition : May 12-14, 2011 at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana
Winners announcement: May 12, 2011 at the NAC/YAF/COD Reception at the AIA National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana

Past winners

The AIA Young Architects Forum(YAF) and the AIA Committee on Design(COD)

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