What is the KUKAN DESIGN AWARD?

Established to connect the value of spatial design to the future, the KUKAN DESIGN AWARD is the most esteemed of such awards in Japan.

As our society grows increasingly complex, our values too are changing, from valuing a wealth of things to valuing wealth in our hearts, and in this we face many challenges. The mission behind the KUKAN DESIGN AWARD is to mine the solutions of our society’s multi-faceted challenges and break through to a hopeful future.

Activities associated with the KUKAN DESIGN AWARD focus on creating places and opportunities for the myriad people passionate about design to assemble and collectively hone their craft. These activities bring to light new design values and talent, both domestic and international, and build a creative platform serving as an index for future generations.

In Japanese culture, the concept of KUKAN (space) regards not only physical space but also Ma (the space between)—between the hearts of those present in that space, the changes of affairs, and the passage of time. To design spaces is to create tremendous potential for people, society, and epochs.

Spatial design has the power to move people and enrich our society.

We believe in the power of spatial design.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Group A

01.Exhibition, Promotional space

Exposition, Convention, Trade show, Show room, Event, Promotion campaign and others

02.Show window & visual design space

Show window, In-store display, Advertisement, Point of purchase advertisement, Signage, Graphic display and others

03.Entertainment & Creative/ Art space

Communication space with movie or lighting design, Interactive art, Installation, Monument, Object, Botanical display, Parade, Attraction, Stage direction and others

Group B

04.Shop space

Retail store, Apparel store, Specialty store, Deli/ Food store and others

05.Food space

Restaurant, Café, Bar, Japanese restaurant, Food court and others

06.Large retail shopping mall or Multiple retail space

Shopping center, Department store, Mall, Outlet store, Stores in station, Entertainment complex, Cinema complex and others

07.Service/ Hospitality space

Hotel, Inn, Resort environment, Wedding space, Ceremony hall, Spa/ Beauty salon, fitness club and others

Group C

08.Museum/ Cultural space

Museum, Science museum, Art museum, Archive center, Culture hall, Cultural exchange space, Theater, Concert hall and others

09.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

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 Ceremony

Awards will be presented to all the winners of the KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020.
The "KUKAN OF THE YEAR 2020" will be announced among the Gold award winners at the awards ceremony, and these awards will be presented at the same time.
There will also be a talk session with the winners of KUKAN OF THE YEAR 2020.

Date: Friday, November 13, 16:00 -
Place: Tokyo Design Center
Award Winners' Talk Session: 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

URL for distribution
https://www.facebook.com/Kukan.Design.Award

2020 winners / winning works

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 KUKAN OF THE YEAR

SHIBUYA SKY

Tadao Kamei, Takeyuki Katsuya/NIKKEN SEKKEI・Keisuke Arikuni/RHIZOMATIKS

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 KUKAN OF THE YEAR

JINDAIJI GARDEN Restaurant Maruta

Shunichi Furuya/FURUYA DESIGN ARCHITECT OFFICE

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KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 KUKAN OF THE YEAR

kumamoto castle reconstruction observation path

YuzuruTsukagawa+ShunHori/NIHONSEKKEI

A-01 Exhibition, Promotional space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

KATACHI TO KURASHI

Hokuto Fujii/hokkyok Inc.

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A-02 Show window & visual design space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

Wako Main Bldg. / Multiple

Jun Musashi / Wako、Hokuto Ando / we+、Toshiya Hayashi / we+

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KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

Shiseido Ginza Bldg. / Beauty Innovation 2020

Taisuke Kikuchi / Shiseido, Hokuto Ando / we+, Toshiya Hayashi / we+

A-03 Entertainment & Creative/ Art space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

SHIBUYA SKY

Tadao Kamei, Takeyuki Katsuya/NIKKEN SEKKEI・Keisuke Arikuni/RHIZOMATIKS

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 SILVER PRIZE

Universe of Words

emmanuelle moureaux / emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

CORD/CODE

Koichiro ONIKI/oniki design studio

B-04 Shop space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

mother’s+

Yokoo junichi/TAKENAKA CORPORATION

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KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 SILVER PRIZE

Qusamura Tokyo

SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

Magic Box

DOMANI ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS ,Kinson Leung

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

Aesop LUCUA 1100

Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

B-05 Food space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

JINDAIJI GARDEN Restaurant Maruta

Shunichi Furuya/FURUYA DESIGN ARCHITECT OFFICE

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KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 SILVER PRIZE

MURA BAR CHAYAMACHI

TADASHI KUWAHARA + TAKAYUKI SAITO

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

%Arabica Shanghai West Jianguo Road

Shuhei Aoyama / B.L.U.E. architecture studio

B-06 Large retail shopping mall or Multiple retail space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

Shibuya PARCO・HULIC building

TAKENAKA CORPORATION Hamano Yuuji Kabe Yoshiharu Nobuhiko Kakitani

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 SILVER PRIZE

HOSOO FLAGSHIP STORE

Naohisa Hosoo/HOSOO architecture+Teruki Takayoshi/TT Architects

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

Shimanto+Terrace harenoba

Tomohito Imanishi / Atelier tomato

B-07 Service/ Hospitality space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

The Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu

Ryu Kosaka / A.N.D., Nomura Co., Ltd.

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KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 SILVER PRIZE

Looop Resort NASU

Hirokazu Suemitsu+Yoko Suemitsu/SUEP.

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

Ryogoku Yuya Edoyu

Hideaki Kubo + Yumi Tsushima / Kubo Tsushima Architects

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

emt.

Iwao Yuguchi / Takara space design

C-08 Museum/ Cultural space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

ARTIZON MUSEUM

Hiroshi Yoneya・Ken Kimizuka / TONERICO:INC.

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KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 SILVER PRIZE

NIFREL ”SWIM”

Kii Takeshi /TOTAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE CO., LTD.

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

Ogatsu Suzuri Traditional Industry Hall

HASHIMOTO Shumpei / TANSEISHA Co., Ltd.

C-09 Public welfare/ Communication space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

kumamoto castle reconstruction observation path

YuzuruTsukagawa+ShunHori/NIHONSEKKEI

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 SILVER PRIZE

omoken park

Yabashi Architects

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

NODA NO KODOMOEN

Tetsuya Mizukami / Tetsuya Mizukami Architects First Class Licensed Architect Office

C-10 Office Space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 SILVER PRIZE

9Studio Design Group

9Studio Design Group/Tung Tsan Lee

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

Seikousha Saitama Office

Atsuo Arii, Kako Irie / Arii Irie Architects

C-11 Living Space

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 GOLD PRIZE

International Dorm-City

Expert Member, Kanagawa University Campus Development Planning Committee

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KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 SILVER PRIZE

House In Kito

Kosuke Bando Architects + NAWAKENJI-M

KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 BRONZE PRIZE

SETOYAMA

archibuilders

Introduction of the host organization

Japan Design Space Association

Aiming for Creation of Spatial Communication Design

Spatial design is about designing extremely highly interactive, impressive space by infusing messages that need to be delivered on the spot through the use of various techniques to enable articulation of ideas and offer thrilling and exciting experiences. Our activities as a group of creators focus on producing vibrant interactive space ranging from basic show windows & displays to exhibitions, showrooms, promotions, cultural, business and entertainment space, as well as architectural structures, cities, and landscapes.
The Japan Design Space Association (DSA), in our official capacity as an incorporated association, is committed to pursuing public-interest activities that can contribute to economy, industry, society and culture through enhancing design technique advancements, organizing design awards, and facilitating symposiums, international exchanges, studies, publication and other promotional and educational activities.
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Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association

Creating a new design for the commercial environment and creating the future

The Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association (JCD) was founded in 1961 to establish the professional role of commercial environmental design and to improve the quality of communication in urban society as well as the environments playing host to commercial activities. JCD was incorporated in 1963.
JCD is composed of creatives from a vast array of spatial design fields, including interior design, architecture, spatial production, planning, lighting design, and graphic design.
Activities like the presentation of design awards; holding symposia, educational events, and seminars; and the publication of periodicals and books expands our influence beyond Japan to the international stage.
Catalyzed by recent societal changes, we are diversifying these activities in service of creating new value in design.
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