IASS2016 International Competition of New National Stadium Japan

Submission: April 30, 2016
Registration: March 31, 2016
Language: English
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Prizes: 1st Prize: 100,000 JPY, 2nd Prize: 1000€, 3rd Prize: 500€
Type: Students & Young Architects


The IASS2016 organizing committee would like to ask the young people to propose the design for the new national stadium Japan, which symbolize the direction of spatial structure in the 21st century. The main points that the committee ask for are as follows:

a. Spatial structure of the 21st century: Please propose innovative or new idea in the structural system, concept or design.
b. Soundness of the structural design: Please indicate clearly how the proposed structure stands against self-weight, wind, snow and seismic loadings. No detailed calculation is necessary.

The design of New National Stadium Japan is providing a golden opportunity to take thought of spatial structures in the 21st century. However the real competition organized by the Japanese government has never had enough space to involve the proposal from young people, who will be the real financier and user of the stadium for future. Therefore the organizing committee of IASS2016 decided to host an international competition of the new national stadium Japan for young generation. The competition is a design competition which is completely independent from the one organized by Japanese government for the real project. The purpose of it is to encourage and to see the idea from young people. The winning proposals will be awarded during IASS2016. Designers, engineers and students under 40 of age are all welcome to participate in the competition.


The participant must be under the age of forty at the end of the calendar year of 2016. The proposal can be submitted either by a group or by an individual person. But one participant can entry for one proposal, only. For a group, all members must be under forty of above criteria. Participants must register before the deadline of registration. By submission the participants will be regarded that they agree the policy described in item 12.


Registration dead line March 31, 2016
Submission dead line April 30, 2016
The results will be announced Early July, 2016
IASS 2016, Tokyo September 26-30, 2016


Those who intend to participate in the competition must send an e-mail to with his/her name, affiliation, home address, telephone number, e-mail address, year and date of birth, and a copy image of his/her ID to prove the year of birth. When he/she is successfully registered the registration number will be sent back.


The original proposers keep the copyright of the design. But they must agree that the IASS2016 organizing committee holds the liberty to present the designs on the webpage or to print and distribute them. Whenever the organizing committee present the designs they must clearly show the name of the proposers. The material submitted for the competition will not be send back.

Participants are asked to submit two sheets of one-side-printed posters (A2 regular) presenting the following contents:

  1. Drawings and descriptions that clearly indicate the design concepts and necessary details of the proposal and structures. The registration number must be indicated on each poster but other names or signs that may help to identify the participant must never be included in the poster.

The same digital data saved in a DVD in two types of formats, PDF and raster (bmp, jpeg, tiff or gif) must be included in the same package with the posters. The material should be written in English. Posters and DVD must be sent to the address shown in the item 13. When participants have difficulty in sending posters they may send the same data through data transferring systems on internet. In such cases the posters may be printed by the committee but the participants cannot check the printed results.


The Committee of Design Competition for Young Generation on New National Stadium Japan c/o Honma Lab.
Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
4-6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
E-mail : u40@iass2016.jp

Go to the competition’s website