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[TOKYO] Music Centre Competition by [AC-CA]


[AC-CA] introduces their latest design competition, this time announcing [TOKYO] Music Centre Competition project. The project could be a new landmark for one of the most populous area in the world.

Early Bird Registration is now open at [AC-CA] official web page. For more registration details and continue below:


Music comes from the Greek “mousike” in relation to an art inspired by muses. Music is the art of combining sounds and silences, in a way that creates harmony and usually transmits an emotion. “Music and Architecture are the only arts that surround you”. A music Centre can also be know as a “Per- forming Arts Centre” hosting a variety of classical, contemporary such as jazz, world music and to present other forms of music accompanied performances.



The aim of this International Competition is to design a new Music Centre in the heart of Tokyo. The architecture of this new building should reflect contemporary design tendencies. The proposal must not only attend to the specific function but also take into consideration the urban context and impact. This competition hopes to achieve the following:

_Encourage and reward design excellence at a large scale which integrates function, structure and details.
_Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing a cultural building.
_To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the relation between Architecture and Music.
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.



Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,500
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,700
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800
There will also be 7 honorable mentions.

Note: this is an open international competition hosted by [AC-CA] to generate progressive contemporary design ideas.There are no plans for the Music centre to be built.

_Competition Officially Announced – 28th February 2015
_Start of Competition – 04th March 2015
_Closing Date for Registration – 30th June 2015
_Closing Date for Submissions – 03rd July 2015

The brief is available for download over at

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