Wood City Tokyo Model
Architecture Award

In Tokyo, we aim to stimulate the forest cycle nationwide, starting with the Tama region, by creating new demand for timber in Tokyo, a major consumer of wood. Our goal is to promote the growth of the forestry and timber industries.

We are pleased to announce a competition to honor innovative and model buildings or wooden spaces that explore new possibilities for wood use.

Award-winning Works

Grand Prize

AEAJ Green Terrace

Client : Public Interest Incorporated Association Aroma Environment Association of Japan (AEAJ)
Designer : Kengo Kuma and Associates Inc.
Contractor : Matsushita Industries Corporation
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Project Overview

An aromatherapy experience facility and office located in Shibuya Ward, which extensively uses domestic wood such as Japanese cypress, creating an environmentally friendly space that is comfortable for visitors and staff.

Critique

The critique highlighted the overwhelming use of wood in the construction, which effectively dampens vibrations from the steel structure and stands out aesthetically, especially in the night view.

Women's Activity Award / Encouragement Award

Ikuseikai Sunflower Nursery School

Women's Activity Award

Sunflower Nursery School of Ikuseikai, Horikoshi Chigusa / Akaike Yukiko Architectural Research Institute & Jacquet-Touyama Architects Design Consortium, Touyama Yukiko

Encouragement Award

Client : Social Welfare Corporation Musashimurayama Ikuseikai
Designer : First-Class Architect Office Akaike Yukiko Architectural Research Institute / Touyama Architects First-Class Architect Office / Jacquet Corporation
Contractor : Hosoda Construction Co., Ltd. / Polatec Corporation
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Project Overview

A newly built private nursery school located in Musashimurayama City. The childcare rooms and hall utilize beams of various designs, and both the interior and exterior are wood-based, creating a warm, wooden nursery building.

Women's Activity Award Critique

To achieve a circular, environmentally friendly wooden nursery school that is easy for children to spend time in and provides a nursery environment that is easy for staff to work and care for children, a team was formed including the nursery school director and staff, along with the designers. They undertook research, opinion exchanges, and site visits to realize the goal of the nursery school. The Women's Activity Award was given for the meticulous design that carefully incorporated feedback from the field and the active research and exchange of opinions.

Encouragement Award Critique

The work was praised for having a variety of structures that create a gentle atmosphere through the use of wood and for the attention to detail in the exterior, such as using wooden lattice fences.

Office Timberization Award / Encouragement Award

Jutech Headquarters Building

Client : Jutech Corporation
Designer & Contractor : Kajima Corporation
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Project Overview

A new headquarters building for a materials manufacturer located in the Minato District. It features a hybrid structure that vertically divides wood and steel construction, with the wooden part facing the street showcased through glass.

Office Timberization Award Critique

The design is intended to broadly communicate the company's activities and philosophy. The building was recognized for effectively contributing to the timberization of office spaces with its exterior wood construction spanning one section.

Encouragement Award Critique

The work was noted for its careful consideration of different creep behaviors between steel and wood frames, technically nearing completion, and serving as a model for such architectural design.

Encouragement Award

Iron and Wood Laminated Office - SreedEBISU+t

Client : Sapporo Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Designer : SALHAUS Corporation
Contractor : Sanyu Construction Co., Ltd.
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Project Overview

A tenant building in Shibuya Ward that uses wooden frames boldly exposed, eliminating the need for fireproof cladding due to its seismic structure.

Critique

The project was noted for its universal method of creating wooden spaces, even in fire-resistant buildings, and for its distinctive design using a wooden lattice shell structure.

Shibasaki Second Children's Club

Client : Social Welfare Corporation Ebisu-kai
Designer : Design Firm BAUM
Contractor : Eshu Construction Co., Ltd.
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Project Overview

A childcare facility in Tachikawa City, the design featuring a CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber) butterfly roof showcases a prototype for using CLT in conventional post and beam construction.

Critique

The critique appreciated the effective use of CLT for the structure and the inverse triangular roof design, which reflects light and exudes the warmth of wood.

GREEN SPRINGS

Client : Tachihi Holdings Corporation
Designer : Studio Takushimizu Co., Ltd. / Landscape Plus Corporation / Yamashita Design Corporation / Frameworks Corporation
Designer & Contractor : Obayashi Corporation
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Project Overview

A commercial complex in Tachikawa City with shops, offices, and accommodations, which uses Tama-produced timber extensively in eaves ceilings, creating a comforting space for visitors like a "town's veranda".

Critique

The design was praised for contributing to the landscape by consistently timberizing the horizontal eaves and integrating with the nearby landscape of Showa Memorial Park.

ENEOS Multi-Mobility Station

Client : ENEOS Holdings, Inc.
Designer : Mitsubishi Estate Design Co., Ltd.
Contractor : NIPPO Corporation
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Project Overview

A sharing service base for micro-mobility such as electric bicycles in Setagaya Ward, designed with a hybrid structure utilizing CLT for an open layout without divisions by roofs or walls, and all interiors designed with exposed wood.

Critique

This work was commended for its simple triangular design that employs wood in a "cool" way and for the message conveyed by using wood in an energy-related facility.

Ginza Nishi-Shinbashi Building

Designer : Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
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Project Overview

A tenant building in Minato Ward, with distinctive wooden eaves that broaden the appearance of the workplace and function as blinds from the outside, providing various effects.

Critique

The angled wooden eaves were noted for increasing visibility and creating an impactful design.

SHIMZ CYCLE UNIT

Client, Designer & Contractor : Shimizu Corporation
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Project Overview

An initiative to construct temporary office buildings at construction sites with wood. It aims not only to fix CO₂ by using wood for the building itself but also to reduce CO₂ emissions by making assembly, disassembly, movement, and repurposing easier, improving the comfort for those using the temporary offices.

Critique

The innovation of wooden temporary offices was found to be unique and meaningful, contributing to improved working conditions on construction sites.

Mitsubishi Jisho Home Head Office TOKYO BASE

Client, Designer & Contractor : Mitsubishi Jisho Home Co., Ltd.
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Project Overview

The office timberization for a housing manufacturer located in Shinjuku Ward. The design uses structural materials used in their business and creates a space that appeals to employees and visitors about forestry, the timber industry, SDGs, and the significance of urban timber and wooden construction.

Critique

The project was recognized for presenting various methods of wood utilization through design and providing an environment for employees to thoroughly interact with wood as a wood-handling business operator.