nisshinkogyo architecture competition

Bridging – Architecture that bridges

Submission: October 6, 2017
Registration: October 2, 2017
Language: English, Japanese
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Prizes: 1st Prize: 1,000,000 JPY, 2nd Prize: 500,000 JPY, 3rd Prize: 300,000 JPY, x8 Merit Prize: ¥100,000 each
Type: Open


“Bridging” signifies, “connecting different places by drawing bridges”. Once the bridge is drawn over the river, the traffic of people and matter is born. Recently, we also call the connections among different networks bridging.

In short, to bridge means to connect two things that previously had no connection. Bridging is a concept that acts as a passage, crossing over the gaps and breaks, giving new characteristics to each entity.

If architecture can play a role in bridging, what would it be like?
What is architecture able to connect?

Please consider architecture from the perspective of connecting.
We are looking forward to seeing your proposals on “Bridging – Architecture that bridges”.


Entry Registration Period: 9:00 April 3, 2017 ~ 17:00 October 2, 2017

Entry Submission Period: 9:00 August 21, 2017 ~17:00 October 6, 2017 (current local time in japan)

Winner notification: Before November 3, 2017 ( The Prize winners will be notified individually.)

Award Ceremony & Exhibition: November 20, 2017

Announcement of Winners: January, 2018. (The result of the screening will be announced on Nisshin Kogyo official website and also in the issue of “SHINKENCHIKU” January 2018.)


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

Second Prize( 1 team ): 500,000 JPY

Third Prize( 1 team ): 300,000 JPY

Merit Prize( 8 teams): ¥100,000 each

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

Go to the competition’s website