SDL : the competition of the graduation design of Japan is the open competition selecting the best work from many entries submitted by the students all over Japan. We started the first SDL in 2003, and we have held 6 competitions with over 2000 entries. Last year, a large number of students came to Sendai Mediatheque to join the final event choosing the best one; we had to prepare extra seating for them to join the live broadcast of the event. In 2009, the 7th SDL will extend our broadcast connecting 2 large event spaces simultaneously including Hagi hall designed by Prof. Hitoshi Abe, chair of UCLA, and Prof. Yasuaki Onoda Tohoku University. As the exhibition space at Sendai Mediatheque has also expanded, we will have the most exciting day together with juries, architects and students in SDL.
We prepare and give a chance equally to all students studying architecture in order to perform their skills in architecture design, influencing among all schools, teachers and students.
◇ Free entry. Recommendations of schools are not necessary.
◇Organization by students.
“Opening to the public”
The judgment will open to the public at the places where everyone can attend.
◇The judgment will be held at the places widely opened by the citizens.
◇We will publish the record of the Competition including the examination procedure in the official books and the exhibition.
We choose the venue as a symbol of this Competition for Architecture design that everyone admits.
◇SDL must be held in Sendai Mediatheque.
◇All judges must be active in practices worldwide.
◇Final review: March 8th (Sun), 2009 15:00-20:00
◇Exhibition of works: March 8th (Sun) - 15th (Sun), 2009 10:00-19:00
*Last day 10:00-15:00.
◇Final review: Kawauchi Hagi Hall, TOHOKU University Centennial Hall
(40 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8576)
◇Exhibition of works: Sendai Mediatheque Gallery 3300, 5F & Gallery 4200, 6F
(2-1 Kasugamachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-0821)
・Jury of the Competition
◇Kazuhiko NAMBA Chairman, Japan (architect/ Professor at Graduate School of Architecture of Engineering, the University of Tokyo/ KAZUHIKO NAMBA + KAI WORKSHOP)
◇Kazuyo SEJIMA Japan(architect/ Kazuyo Sejima and Associates)
◇Katsu UMEBAYASHI Japan(architect/ F.O.B ASSOCIATION + F.O.B ARCHITECTS)
◇Akihisa HIRATA Japan(architect/ akihisa hirata architecture office)
◇Taro IGARASHI Japan(Architectural Historian and Critic/ associate professor at TOHOKU University)
The following prizes will be awarded to the winners of Final review.
◇The First prize: Certificate of Commendation, Trophy, ￥100,000
◇The Second prize: Certificate of Commendation, Trophy, ￥50,000
◇The Third prize: Certificate of Commendation, Trophy, ￥30,000
◇Special prize (2): Certificate of Commendation, TrophyOrganizers
◇Sendai Student Network of architecture and urbanism