Foreword

The Tokyo Pop Lab speculates development of an institution for popular culture. The brief calls for the design of a new typological program for the study and production of pop cultural media. Located in Tokyo, the project draws from an abundant and influential history of international pop cultural phenomena. As popular culture migrates and changes, from person to person and place to place, the project provokes considerable thought. Specifically, the competition invites entrants to critically evaluate fundamental correlations between cultural production and architecture.

An unprecedented typology, submissions to the brief varied considerably, from the most pragmatic to to the most ideological. Successful proposals demonstrate several characteristics. This includes, a well considered and articulated definition of popular culture, clarity in representation of both architecture and culture, and a clear programmatic agenda. Selected submissions were differentiated particularly by an asserted effort to challenge established typological and popular cultural paradigms.

Competition results in media publications

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Tokyo 
Pop Lab

1st Prize Winner

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Tokyo Pop Lab

In all fields of life, the exchange of points of view and the ability to deal with others makes it possible to learn through sharing. When designing we always try to achieve a shared result through dialogue and discussion, bringing into the project the different skills that each player can bring to the discussion. Likewise, participating in design competitions allows us to compare our project and our solutions with many others, from which you can always learn. Understanding how one problem can be solved in multiple ways, rather than how a thought can be transformed in various forms, this is the main value which is the basis of design contests. In architectural competitions we participate to share and learn.

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Authors Attilio De Palma, Andrea Longo, Enrico Nicli
Country Italy

2nd Prize Winner

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Tokyo Pop Lab

For us the research is very important as a starting point to develop our architecture, and all these experiences improve our knowledge and encourage us to think in different ways, it can also be taken as a field application of our skills, learning through practice. Moreover it is always interesting to see the results and to compare different works and points of view.

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Authors Stella Cinzia, Leonardo Ramondetti, Marco Lagamba, Francesco Montesoro
Country Italy

3rd Prize Winner

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Tokyo Pop Lab

Authors Alina Kvirkveliya, Sacha Gengler
Country Switzerland

Honorable Mentions

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Tokyo Pop Lab

Authors Zelig Fok, Kelsey Hickerson, Alejandro Peña
Country United States
+52 points Buildner University Rankings
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Tokyo Pop Lab

Authors Marta Dell'Ovo, Carlo Alberto Di Carlo, Aurora Destro, Maria Francesca Di Alessandro
Country Italy
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Tokyo Pop Lab

University Chungang univ.
Authors Chihwan Seok, Seungyul Vin, Seungki Yoo
Country South Korea
+52 points Buildner University Rankings
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Tokyo Pop Lab

Country Portugal
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TOKYO POP LAB

Authors Vincenzo Moschetti, Andrea Benelli, Davide Lucia, Giacomo Razzolini
Country Italy
+52 points Buildner University Rankings
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Tokyo Pop Lab

Company ABM architekti s.r.o.
Country Czech Republic