Submission: October 05, 2018
Registration:  October 01, 2018
Language: English, Japanese
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Prizes: 1st Prize: 1,000,000 JPY(one), 2nd Prize: 500,000 JPY(one), 3rd Prize: 300,000 JPY(one), Merit ¥100,000 (eight)
Type: Open


A long history underlies in every place that we reside and live. Our lives are built upon the accumulated history of each place. In the 20th century when the economy and industry developed rapidly, we tried to put the conventional history behind us to build a new world. However, we have learned and told that the humankind cannot break off history and that we stand upon history. This is how we live today.

History of humankind, history of nations, history of society, history of cities, history of towns, history of locations, history of living, history of houses, history of families…history is extremely diverse. In each type of history, experiences of humankind is overlapped and woven together with space.

What does it mean to live today upon history? How can it be expressed in terms of space and time in the present day?  We look forward to your proposals.


Registration Period: Apr. 2nd (Mon) – Oct. 1st (Mon), 2018

Submission Period: Aug. 20th (Mon) – Oct. 5th (Fri), 2018 (Submissions must arrive in the competition office by Oct. 5th (Fri) 2018, 5:00pm, Japan standard time. )

Result: Prize-winners will be individually informed of the judging results.

Award Ceremony: Nov. 14th (Wed), 2018 (Award Ceremony will be held in Japan for the winners of the competition.)

Announcement: Public announcements will be made in the 2019 January issue of SHINKENCHIKU.


First Prize( one ): 1,000,000 JPY

Second Prize( one ): 500,000 JPY

Third Prize( one ): 300,000 JPY

Merit Prize( eight ): ¥100,000 each

(Total prizes amount: ¥2,600,000. All above prize money includes income tax)

Go to the competition’s website

nisshin Kogo Architectural Design Competition