「隈 研吾 & 東川町」
KAGUデザインコンペ
KENGO KUMA & HIGASHIKAWA
KAGU DESIGN COMPETITION

「隈 研吾 & 東川町」
KAGUデザインコンペ
KENGO KUMA & HIGASHIKAWA
KAGU DESIGN COMPETITION

NEWS

KAGU, Connecting People to the World

Architect Kengo Kuma, who revitalizes communities through architecture, and Higashikawa, the Town of Photography and “Cultural Capital of Photography”, are calling for designs to foster a new way of life. Both the world and the relationship between people and objects are changing. With KAGU, we are aiming to develop a peaceful, mindful, and enriched lifestyle. We hope that KAGU connects objects, people, and the world, and we will work together with you to create the future. In this way, our concept of KAGU is an extension of the traditional concept of furniture. Let’s build a new lifestyle together.

KAGU, Connecting People
to the World

Architect Kengo Kuma, who revitalizes communities through architecture, and Higashikawa, the Town of Photography and “Cultural Capital of Photography”, are calling for designs to foster a new way of life. Both the world and the relationship between people and objects are changing. With KAGU, we are aiming to develop a peaceful, mindful, and enriched lifestyle. We hope that KAGU connects objects, people, and the world, and we will work together with you to create the future. In this way, our concept of KAGU is an extension of the traditional concept of furniture. Let’s build a new lifestyle together.

Photo © J.C. Carbonne

COVID-19 has changed our indoor lifestyle such as normalizing remote work and at the same time increased opportunities to go for walks or eat outdoors. Please propose furniture that can fit in the open air which would enrich this new lifestyle of ours.
Kengo Kuma
Head Judge / Architect, professor at the University of Tokyo
We hope to co-create with you so that KAGU will spread from around the world to Higashikawa and from Higashikawa to the rest of the world. We look forward to receiving many entries from all over the world.
Ichiro Matsuoka
Mayor of Higashikawa, the Cultural Capital of Photography and “Town of Photography”

 

 

We look forward to receiving entries from many young people around the world, with the hope that KAGU, which brings people and the world together, will continue to flourish under the theme of "Furniture Fits in the Open Air".
Hiromi Fujita
Chair of the "Kengo Kuma & Higashikawa" KAGU Design Competition Executive Committee

OUTLINE

Theme

Furniture Fits in the Open Air

Eligibility

Students enrolled in various educational institutions in Japan and abroad who are 30 years of age or younger as of March 31, 2023 are eligible to participate

Awards and prizes

Kengo Kuma Award (Grand prize, 1 entry): 500,000 yen

Excellence Award (3 entries): 100,000 yen

Honorable mentions (6 entries)

Schedule (tentative)

February 28th, 2023: Pre-registration deadline

March 31st, 2023: Submission period ends

June 25th, 2023: Final judging and awards ceremony (In Higashikawa)

JUDGES

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Photo © J.C. Carbonne

Kengo Kuma [Head Judge]

Architect, professor at the University of Tokyo

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Eisuke Tachikawa

Design Strategist, Evolution Thinking Inventor, Representative of NOSIGNER Corporation

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Asao Tokolo

Artist

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Hiroshi Nakamura

Architect, NAP Architectural Design Office

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Masahiro Harada

Architect, professor at Shibaura Institute of Technology

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Katsuhiko Hibino

Artist, President of Tokyo University of the Arts

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Teppei Fujiwara

Architect, associate professor at Yokohama National University

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Photo © Ralph Gibson

Toshiko Mori

Architect, professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Noritsugu Oda

Chair researcher and design advisor to the town of Higashikawa

Deadline for pre-registration

February 28th, 2023

Pre-registration is closed as of February 28th, 2022.
Thank you very much for your registration.

Pre-registration is closed as of February 28th, 2022. Thank you very much for your registration.