ABOUT KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2019
WHAT IS KUKAN DESIGN AWARD
KUKAN Design Award is the only and the most significant spatial design award in Japan.
The role of design is changing issue imposed by an increasingly complex society and is expected to create various spatial values with entirely new approaches. Kukan Design Award aims to build the foundation for the whole design industry and inspire social circulation and valuable activities along with discoveries and creation. The purpose of Kukan Design Award is to express the power of spatial design introducing excellent design with high values from Japan to the world periodically.
Organizer: Japan Design Space Association
Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association
Sponsor: The Nikkei
Creating new values of spatial design and creating a creative society will lead to the enhancement of people's lives in culture and community.
By finding outstanding designs and excellent designers and introducing them to the world, we will expand new potentialities of spatial design.
We widely seek works that aim to create communication design in space from home and abroad.
We are looking for outstanding works from various professionals involved in spatial design such as designers, producers, creators, art directors, planners, architects, engineers, educators, researchers and others.
It is limited to works that are completed between May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019, or projects are currently functioning.
AWARD CATEGORIES (11 CATEGORIES)
1.Exhibition, Promotional space
Exposition, Convention, Trade show, Event, Promotion campaign and others
2.Show window & visual design space
Show window, In-store display, Advertisement, Point of purchase advertisement, Signage, Graphic display and others
3.Entertainment & Creative/ Art space
Communication space with movie or lighting design, Interactive art, Installation, Monument, Object, Botanical display, Parade, Attraction, Stage direction and others
4. Shop space
Retail store, Apparel store, Specialty store, Show room, Deli/ Food store and others
5. Food space
Restaurant, Café, Bar, Japanese restaurant, Food court and others
6. Large retail shopping mall or Multiple retail space
Shopping center, Department store, Mall, Outlet store, Stores in station, Entertainment complex, Cinema complex and others
7. Service/ Hospitality space
Hotel, Inn, Resort environment, Wedding space, Ceremony hall, Spa/ Beauty salon, fitness club and others
8. Museum/ Cultural space
Museum, Science museum, Art museum, Archive center, Culture hall, Cultural exchange space, Theater, Concert hall and others
9. Public welfare/ Communication space
Sport training facility, Hospital, Clinic, School, Preschool, welfare facility, Factory, Storage, Religious facility, Station building, Airport facility, Library, Hall, Town hall and others
10. Office Space
Office, Workspace, Studio, Lobby, Entrance, Meeting room and others
11. Living Space
House, Housing complex, Public space of housing complex, Model room, Shared house, Service apartment
TYPES OF KUKAN DESIGN AWARDS
KUKAN OF THE YEAR
Works selected from the gold prize at the final jury (1 to 3 works)
11 works (Gold prize selected from each category)
11 works (Silver prize selected from each category)
11 works (Bronze prize selected from each category)
BEST 100 (Shortlist)
Works nominated for the third jury
Selected works (Longlist)
Works nominated for the second jury
Work reflecting trends and bringing innovation to our society through spatial design Work with new expression going ahead of times
Work with full of ideas and imaginations
Work considering social or local significance with balance environmentally such as universal design, considered sustainable design with social influence
Work apprehending country, regional history or culture Work expressing tangibleness and intangibleness effectively with cultural messages
Work with rich and aesthetic design with new approach of expression
Work with completely new innovative design idea
The committee will make a longlist based on the submitted works. The results will be announced to all of applicants by email. It will be announced on the website as well. (To be announced in late June)
The committee will select BEST 100 “Shortlist” based on the submitted works and make a shortlist of 10 works of each 11 category.
The results will be announced to the selected nominees of longlist by email and will be available to the public through the website as well. (To be announced in mid-July)
The nominee will prepare and submit presentation boards (2 panels in A2 size) for the upcoming third jury.
It will be an open jury. 3 works will be selected for gold, silver, and bronze prizes for the 11 categories. The results will be announced to all BEST 100 “Shortlist” by email and will be available to the public through the website. (To be announced in late August)
Winners (1-3) selected from the 11 gold prizes will be awarded as KUKAN OF THE YEAR.
It will be announced at the award ceremony scheduled in early November.
The announcement method is to be released later.
※Announcement method is announced at a later date
Open Jury Details
Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Time: To be announced later
Place: To be announced later
Live streaming: The URL is to be announced later
FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE VISIT: https://compe.japandesign.ne.jp/kda/index_en.html
Contact - Inquiries about entry: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR visit Kukan Design Award office (Inside JDN office)
※Office hours Weekday 10:00 - 17:00(JST)