1 October 2019.





The 46th Nisshin Kogyo Architectural Design Competition

Theme: LIVING upon the NATURE

We are currently asked about how to define “Nature”. For instance, “Anthropocene” means a new stratum formed by the activity of mankind which has a significant influence on the global environment, such as massive emissions of carbon dioxide and large-scale reclamation. It has been advocated as a geological time after the Holocene. How should we live on such an unstable Earth which is susceptible to human influence?
Design for Ecological Democracy by Randolph T. Hester (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2006) lets us think about the relationship between nature and human activity by simultaneously considering ecology and democracy.
We must also think about living with changes in the weather, such as global warming, torrential downpours, and bomb cyclones.
Therefore, They have decided “LIVING upon the NATURE” as this theme. It might be referred to problems around you. Once again, think about what nature is and what life is. They are looking forward to your proposals.

More Details

  • End of Submission will be on 4 October 2019.
  • Submissions will be accepted ONLY THROUGH MAIL DELIVERY. UPS, EMS, DHL or any other overseas mailing service will be accepted.
  • Hand, Bike/bicycle courier deliveries, or data files sent online will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • Submissions can be packed in any form, though preferred to be sent flat to avoid rolling or damage.
  • All costs for submission such as shipping, delivery, tax, insurance etc. will be borne by the entrant.
  • If any charges or payment occurs when arriving at the competition office, the submission will be returned to the sender or to be held at the shipping company by sender’s expense.
  • Competition office will not be responsible for any lost submission while shipping.
  • Confirmation for submission arrival will not be answered by the competition.
  • Competition entries will not be returned.
  • Travel expenses for attending the award ceremony is borne by the entrant.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Arts & Design.
  • Architectural Design.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period


20 November 2019: Award ceremony

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Registration: A registration number will be issued by email after the registration form is properly completed.

  • One registration number is only valid for one submission.
  • For multiple submissions, register multiple times to receive individual registration number for each submission.
  • The Competition office cannot make any changes on the registration form for the participants, if any changes or mistakes in registration occur, re-registration is required.


  • All works should represent the theme just by drawings or pictures. Explanation in words should be kept to a minimum.
  • Drawings can be block plan, floor plan, elevation view, cross-section view, perspective view, model photo, etc.
  • You may use blue print, pencil, ink, color, photos, print etc. at your discretion.


  • Use ONE SHEET of thick Drawing paper (like Kent paper) of A2-Size (420mm x 594mm). Thin paper such as imitation vellum-paper should not be used since easy to break when opening the envelope.
  • Paneled or framed WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Opportunity Cost


  • First Prize[one] 1,000,000 yen.
  • Second Prize[one]500,000 yen.
  • Third Prize[one]300,000 yen.
  • Merit Prize[eight]100,000 yen each.

-The results will be informed to the winners and will be announced in the January 2020 issue of SHINKENCHIKU.
-Exhibition will be held at AIJ building in Tokyo Japan: Feb. 12th(Wed)-Feb. 14th(Fri), 2020.

How to Apply

First Step: Register a new account here.

Second Step: Specify your registration number on the front bottom right of your submission using 30 point size letters or more

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Third Step: send your submission to address:

Nisshin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Attn. : Design Competition Office
2F, 2-23-4 Senju-Azuma, Adachi-ku, Tokyo, 120-0025, Japan
Phone : +81-3-3882-2613

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