Tokyo Music Centre Competition, Japanese Design Contest
Tokyo Music Centre Competition
Open International Architectural Competition in Japan – hosted by [AC-CA]
5 Mar 2015
Tokyo Music Centre Competition News
Japanese Architectural Contest
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the center of the greater Tokyo area. The city is in the region on the southeastern side of the main island and is the most populous metropolitan area in the world.
Music comes from the Greek “mousike” in relation to an art inspired by muses. Music is the art of combining sounds and silences, in a way that creates harmony and usually transmits an emotion.
“Music and Architecture are the only arts that surround you”.
A music Centre can also be know as a “Per- forming Arts Centre” hosting a variety of classical, contemporary such as jazz, world music and to present other forms of music accompanied performances.
Aim of this Competition
The aim of this International Competition is to design a new Music Centre in the heart of Tokyo. The architecture of this new building should reflect contemporary design tendencies. The proposal must not only attend to the specific function but also take into consideration the urban context and impact. This competition hopes to achieve the following:
Encourage and reward design excellence at a large scale which integrates function, structure and details.
Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing a cultural building.
To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the relation between Architecture and Music.
Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,500
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,700
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800
There will also be 7 honorable mentions.
Note: this is an open international competition hosted by [AC-CA] to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Music centre to be built.
Start of Competition – 4 Mar 2015
Closing Date for Registration – 30 Jun 2015
Closing Date for Submissions – 3 Jul 2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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