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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.

Message from the president

This is the beginning of the Kukan Design Award.

Various awards held by DSA and JCD have merged to give birth to Japan’s most prestigious spatial design award.

There are infinite possibilities within the obscurity of the word “space.” As time goes on, the skills and abilities a designer must have become diversified. Over time, new concepts of values are born. Design associations’ mission is to restructure the environment into a better place where such concepts can be expressed and presented. It’s also essential to promote the design’s “now” not only throughout the country but also across the border and pass it down to later generations. Now, we cross over the borders of associations to begin a new Design Award, to start a new page in the history of spatial design.

We are looking forward to your participants.