The 2021 Grand Prix "KUKAN OF THE YEAR 2021" of the Japan Space Design Award, co-sponsored by the Japan Space Design Association (DSA) and the Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association (JCD), has been decided. Japan's only and largest space design award "Japan Space Design Award" was born in 2019. The purpose is to discover and evaluate excellent designers and outstanding design works from Japan and abroad. A total of 33 works of gold, silver and bronze awards were selected this year, and 2 works of "Mirai Convenience Store" and "Kuwamizu Public Bath" were selected as "KUKAN OF THE YEAR 2021" from the 11 works selected for the gold award. rice field.
The award ceremony was held at the Tokyo Design Center on November 12, and the trophy and certificate of commendation were presented to the winners of the Gold Award, Silver Award, Bronze Award, and KUKAN OF THE YEAR. At the ceremony, Judge Peggy Louis (CEO of Mercy Media) commented on the impact of Japanese space design on the world and the true value of Japanese space design from a foreign perspective. In addition, a talk session was held by the award winners and Banner Design moderators of the two works that won "KUKAN OF THE YEAR 2021". ■ Japan Space Design Award "KUKAN OF THE YEAR / Nihon Keizai Shimbun Award 2021" Title: Mirai Convenience Store Winner: KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (Kou Sato) [Comments from the award winners] What kind of architecture is a convenience store for raising children and creating the future of wooden heads? As a result of repeated pondering, I thought that it was necessary to create an architecture that would take in the nature and identity of the wooden head, make the local people proud, and sympathize with the world, rather than extending the design of the rural areas and children.
The design this time was, so to speak, the work of spinning these stories from people and regions and the world beyond, and from the past to the future, to make them original. We would like to rejoice in this prestigious award with all the project people involved in making this story. Title: Kuwamizu Public Bath Winner: Business owner / Structural Design / Kuroiwa Structural Design Office (Yuki Kuroiwa / Hiroko Kuroiwa), General Manager / Architectural Design Supervision / Work Visions Co., Ltd. (Hiroshi Nishimura), Architectural Design Supervision Cooperation / Yuto Takemi Architectural Design Office (Yuto Takemi) [Comments from Winners] Thank you for receiving the 2021 KUKAN OF THE YEAR Japan Spatial Design Award. It was not only the power of the design team that was able to receive this prestigious award, but also the friends of the owner who cooperated with the construction, and the towns of each region who cooperated to apply for a new public bath. I feel that it is thanks to the chairman, neighbors, and the owner's parents who support the daily operation. Encouraged by this award, I would like to continue to promote disaster relief housing that transcends public and individual barriers even in an emergency, and support the subsequent spread to the region with little effort.