5th SUS Aluminium Award


It was a great honor for us to receive numerous applications not only from Japan but also from overseas countries, with the total number of applications reaching 59. After the application deadline (Sep. 26), A strict and fair screening was conducted after the application deadline (Sep. 26), and this year's award winners have been decided.

Source: http://ecoms.sus.co.jp/SAA/result/index_en.html


This year's theme is “The Future Form of Small-sized Retailers Created from Aluminum.”

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Architecture Competition
Genre Aluminum, Shop
Country Japan
RegDeadline 23 Sep 2007 GoogleCal iCal
23 Sep 2007 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All

Attention is growing towards aluminum in the architecture and product areas, since it is reusable, recyclable, corrosion resistant, precise and light.
We are surrounded by various small-sized retailers such as station kiosks, street stores, unmanned stores, sales booths and taste testing corners of event sites, as well as mobile shops including various food stalls. Can't we make these shops more attractive by using aluminum? We await your ideas on new store styles that only aluminum can create, as well as proposals on the store design, the structure, facility and the construction system.
Although the contents of this competition are limited to “small-sized retailers created from aluminum,” we look forward to receiving suggestions with inspiration and boldness that make us stop and think about the origin of each design concept.

Naoki Sakai (Conceptor)
Kashiwagi Hiroshi (Musashino Art University Professor, design critic)
Inui Kumiko (Architect)
Yasuo Ishida (SUS)

Grand Prix: 1,000,000 JPY
Second Prize: 500,000 JPY
Honorable mention: 100,000 JPY

Entry Fee

one A1-sized sheet

Winners announcement: November sales AXIS, Shin-kenchiku, Shouten Kenchiku, and Pen magazines, as well as on this competition website.


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