TOKYO POP LAB Architecture Competition

Submission: February 17, 2016
Registration: February 03, 2016
Language: English
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Prizes: 1st Prize: US$ 6,000, 2nd Prize: US$ 3,000, 3rd Prize: US$ 1,000
Type: Open


Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers are calling for all architecture enthusiasts to create unique and exciting designs for the International Popular Culture Laboratory in Tokyo. The lab will be an institution that will teach students the history and relevance of popular culture; where they can reflect on current trends and make predictions of future trends in order to prepare students for them.

Tokyo was chosen as the location for this architecture competition because has long been at the center of Asian popular culture – with a strong enough connection to its own cultural roots in order to absorb and adapt international trends.

We ask architects and designers from all over the world to think of a space that could host multi disciplinary creative individuals and provide them with a high quality education space. As creative individuals become more and more versatile in their skills, a more innovative approach to teaching will be needed.

In order to deal with the future pop culture trends, the teaching environment should not be focused on isolated classrooms. Instead, the Pop Culture Lab should encourage interaction between different creative industries and fields of study with a crossover of multipurpose experimental spaces.


Enthusiasts and companies:

Early Bird Registration: US$ 90
Advance Registration: US$ 120
Last Minute Registration: US$ 140


Early Bird Registration: US$ 70
Advance Registration: US$ 100
Last Minute Registration: US$ 120


3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will award a total of US $10,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st prize winner – US$ 6,000
2nd prize winner – US$ 3,000
3rd prize winner – US$ 1,000

The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders’ website.

Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.


Early Bird Registration: NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 2, 2015
Advance Registration: DECEMBER 3 – JANUARY 6, 2016
Last Minute Registration: JANUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 3

Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Closing date for submission: FEBRUARY 17, 2016 (11.59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: MARCH 2, 2016

Go to the competition’s website