15th Japan-China-Korea Student Landscape Design Competition Announcement
Redefining 42.195 km as Green Infrastructure
Olympic Games will be held in PyeongChang (winter 2018), Tokyo (summer 2020), and Beijing (winter 2022). In East Asia, Tokyo (2020) would be four round of summer Olympic game from the past three games in Tokyo (1964), Seoul (1988), and Beijing (2008). The past three games have triggered economic growth and massive construction of “gray infrastructure” such as stadiums and arterial highway in a metropolis, and could be an opportunity for internationally promoting their city and country to all over the World.
At the time of Olympic game, although some parks and street trees were constructed, those urban green areas seemed to be regarded as a decorative landscape in a city. Furthermore, due to the rapid constructions, few buildings and infrastructures became a legacy, and some parts cause variance with current urban design.
The largest athletic facility, a marathon course is unique facility, which is set on existing roads based on careful consideration of topography, location of sights and symbolic architectures in a city. After the Olympic game, nothing except a memory of athletes and route is left, and temporal facilities except a main stadium are all demolished and return to be everyday road facilities. It is said that a marathon course is a potential long place could be a new urban frame in any scenes.
In this international landscape design competition, new ideas for redefining the past marathon courses, 42.195 km as Green Infrastructure will be required, which should have new function and aesthetics based on a demand in each urban condition. The renovation and conversion of existing facilities and gray infrastructures along the 42.195km course should be spatial design and planning for urban revitalization. Based on your proposals, we will discuss new roles of landscape architects who could design a future urban vision and create sustainable landscape for urban recovery.
Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA)/ Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture (CHSLA)/Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture (KILA)
Students of Bachelor, Master or Ph D. degree from Japan, China, and Korea are all eligible to participate the competition, either in a group (no more than 5 people) or individually. Each person or group is only allowed to submit one entry. The names of participants in the registration forms can only be registered one time via Email ( email@example.com) by July 31st, 2016. Submission of your work without registration will not be accepted.
The competition sites are marathon courses in the past Olympic Games held in Tokyo (1964), Seoul (1988), and Beijing (2008). New ideas for redefining the 42.195 km as Green Infrastructure will be required, which should have new function and aesthetics based on a demand in each urban condition.
In your proposal, one course should be selected referring following course descriptions.
Step-1: Selection of a marathon course
A course goes to Koshu road from the center of Tokyo as following direction in suburban development at that time.
National Stadium > Koshu road > 21km turning point (currently Ajinomoto Stadium) > Koshu road > National Stadium
A course crosses and goes along Han River in the center of the city as if promoting the city.
Jamsil Olympic Stadium > Yeoksam (5km) > Bus terminal(10km) > Mapo Bridge(15km) > Yeoeuido Plaza > Road along Han River > Banpo Bridge(30km) > Jamsil YMCA(40km) > Jamsil Olympic Stadium
A course circulates the city as if promoting and framing the city.
Tiananmen Square > Temple of Heaven > Beijing zoo > University district of Peking University and Tsinghua University > Beijing National Stadium
Step-2: Evaluation of existence effect regarding a marathon course in the city
(1) Meaning of the positioning of a marathon course
(2) Evaluation of a capability as potential green infrastructure in a marathon course
Step-3: Proposal of image, system, and design of the green infrastructure in a city with following directional characteristics. You could propose either single or plural direction.
[Directional characteristics of green infrastructure]
(1) Ecological Infrastructure
Conservation and restoration of foundation for ecological service such as air, forest, river, wetland, water, and soil
(2) Social Infrastructure
Revitalization of brown field, water front, and river; buffer for disaster; landscape with infrastructural function; Management of place and people in landscape; town planning based on regional resourse
(3) Historical & Cultural Infrastructure
Conservation and utilization of landscape heritage and cultural landscape
６．All works shall meet the following requirements
a. Data Format: PDF file format
b. Contents: all the step 1-3 in chapter 5 shall be included. PDF files should include the whole messages of the work, the title, design notes and diagrams should be written in English.
c: Data size: A1 Size (594*841mm) with 150 dpi per a panel, each panel shall be horizontal layout
d. Volume of panel: up to 2 panels. In case you use two panels, those shall be vertically layout.
e. Authors ’name, instructor or school information should NOT appear in these two PDF
f. Please name the PDF files in each panel data, and mark the files’ number in case of confusion.
g. Please send your works to email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Each file shall be less than 10MB.
h. all the works shall be printed out by the competition organizer.
i. Please submit your works with your registration form that you submit during the registration period.
Gold medal: 100,000 JPY and one certificate, one medal
Silver medal: 30,000 JPY and one certificate, one medal
Bronze medal: 10,000 JPY and one certificate, one medal
Diploma (8~10 finalists): one certificate, one souvenir
a. The names of participants in the registration forms can only be registered one time via Email ( email@example.com) by July 31st,2016. Each person or group is only allowed to submit one entry
b. Registration form
|Country of Marathon course you select:|
|Name or Name of contact person in your group:|
The messages should be filled in English; if you participate the competition in groups, the award certificate will be made according to the sequence of the members’ names on the registration forms; please make the form in DOC. file and submit the works in electronic format at the same time.
９．Question & Answer
a. all the question shall be sent to the competition organizer’s email address ( firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 31st,2016.
b. all the answer shall be shown in JILA website
c. Not all the question shall be answered. Only necessary answers regarding the competition shall be shown.
a. Deadline of registration: 12 p.m., July 31st, 2016
b. Deadline of sending entries: 12 p.m., August 31st, 2016
Entries and participant’s registration forms should be sent to the following email address: email@example.com
c. We do not accept the printed version or the 3D models of your work. We accept only digital data.
d. All the submission shall not be returned.
e. All the entries in the competition are response for all expenses related to your submission.
１１．Nomination and Awards Ceremony
a. result of jury shall be shown in JILA website
b. We shall not accept any question regarding the result
c. Awards ceremony shall be held on October 29th, 2016 at University of Tokyo.
Prof. Toru Mitani (Chiba University Graduate School of Horticulture)
Assoc. Prof. Takanori Fukuoka (Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering)
Dr. Yoriyuki Yamada (Kajima Corporation, Head in Green Infrastructure Gr.),
and 4 other experts (2Chinese and 2Korean) of landscape architecture
Registration ：Early March,2016～July 31st,2016
Q & A ：Early March,2016～July 31st,2016
Answer ：From April, 2016, the answers shall be open in series in JILA website
Submission ：August 1st,2016 to August 31st, 2016
Initial Jury result: by the end of September , 2016 via e-mail
Exhibition ：October 22th, 2016 to November 1st, 2016
Final Jury: October 28th, 2016 in Tokyo
Panel discussion：October 29th, 2016 in Tokyo
Symposium and awards ceremony: October 29th, 2016 evening in Tokyo
All the copyrights of works belong to the entries in the competition, however JILA shall have right of use for necessary publishing and exhibition.
１５. Publishing and Exhibition
a. A part of submitted works shall be published in a report of “15th Japan-China-Korea Landscape Architecture Symposium” , JILA website, and “Journal of Landscape Architecture”.
b. Works by finalists shall be exhibited at an exhibition hall in Hibiya Park, Tokyo during October 22th, 2016 to November 1st, 2016.
c. Name and University of the entries shall be published.
１６．Contact Information and Submission Address
Committee for 15th Japan-China-Korea Landscape Architecture Symposium
Persons responsible for Organizer for Student Landscape Design Competition
Assoc. Prof. Nobutaka Nagahama (Kobe Design University Graduate School of Arts and Design)
Assoc. Prof. Ryosuke Shimoda (Chiba University Graduate School of Horticulture)