Awards Ceremony and Symposium for "public restroom near the Akamon (provisional title)" design competition

March 11, 2021


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / Elementary school students / Junior high school students / High school students / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) March 17, 2021 14:30 — 16:10
Capacity 480 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
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*Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

The existing public restroom, located just inside the campus of the University of Tokyo from the symbolic Akamon, requires renovation. This brings an opportunity to consider public and health interests, both of which are promoted by the University. Accordingly, we organized a design competition [Public Restroom Near the Akamon (provisional title)] to invite a broad range of ideas from students and researchers of the University.
Now, with having selected the First Prize and the Awards for Excellence, we are announcing the results of the evaluation and presenting the comments of the judges.
Furthermore, an Awards Ceremony and Symposium will be held online. We look forward to welcoming many participants.

Results of the Evaluations

Awards Ceremony and Symposium

Date and Time:  14:30~16:10 (The Waiting Room will open at 14:20), Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Venue:  Online event hosting a Zoom webinar
Language:  Japanese
Organizer:  The University of Tokyo

[Awards Ceremony]   (14:30~15:00)
Attendees:  Makoto Gonokami:  President of the University of Tokyo
                    Tatsuya Okubo: Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo (education, student support, facilities)
                    Kengo Kuma:  Chief Judge of the Competition
                    Atsushi Deguchi:  Deputy Chief Judge of the Competition
                    Award winners (one team for the First Prize, three teams for the Award for Excellence)

Program for the Ceremony: 
     1. Opening
     2. Address by the President
     3. Comments from the Chief Judge of the Competition
     4. Presentation of the Awards
     5. Speeches by the Award Winners
     6. Closing remarks
     7. Close

[Symposium]  (15:10~16:10)
Program for the Symposium: 
     1. Opening
     2. Commenting on the objectives of the symposium
     3. Panel discussion
        -Theme: Offering thoughts on the campus environment starting with a small public restroom
        -Coordinator (TBC)
        Atsushi Deguchi: Vice Dean of Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Professor (Specialty: Urban Planning, Urban Design); 
                                 Special Advisor to the President; Director of the Campus Planning Office  
        -Panelists (TBC)
        Kengo Kuma: University Professor, The University of Tokyo 
        Koichi Kato: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo;
                         (Specialty: History of Architecture, Architectural Theory); Member of the Campus Planning Office
        Shinichiro Kumagaya: Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo; 
                         (Specialty: Pediatrics, User-led Clinical Research); Director of the Disability Services Office, Member of the Campus Planning Office     
        Akiko Shimizu: Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo;
                         (Specialty: Feminist, Queer Theories)
        Manabu Chiba: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo;
                         (Specialty: Architectural Design); Deputy Director of the Campus Planning Office
     4. Closing

Contact for the Secretariat Office

Projects Planning & Community Collaboration Team, Facilities Planning Group, Facilities Department, Administration Bureau


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