The three winners of the Tokyo Pop Lab competition, which called for the development of an institution for popular culture, have been announced.
Centered on the phenomena of pop culture, the competition examined how “popular culture migrates and changes from person to person and place to place,” and invited entrants “to critically evaluate fundamental correlations between cultural production and architecture.”
Entrants varied in typology from pragmatic to ideological, with successful proposals including “a well considered and articulated definition of popular culture, clarity in representation of both architecture and culture, and a clear programmatic agenda.”
The three winners of the Tokyo Pop Lab competition are:
First Prize: The team of Attilio De Palma, Andrea Longo, and Enrico Nicli, of Italy
Second prize: The team of Stella Cinzia, Leonardo Ramondetti, Marco Lagamba, and Francesco Montesoro, of Italy
Third Prize: The team of Alina Kvirkveliya and Sacha Gengler, of Switzerland
Several projects were additionally awarded honorable mentions:
The team of Marta Dell'ovo, Carlo Alberto di Carlo, Aurora Destro, and Maria Francesca di Alessandro
The team of Chihwan Seok, Seungyul Vin, and Seungki Yoo
The team of Zelig Fok, Kelsey Hickerson, and Alejandro Pena
The team of Peter Bus, Tomas Vlasak, Vaclav Petrus, and Petr Bouril
Rui Alves Rocha
The team of Vicenzo Moschetti, Andrea Bonelli, Davide Lucia, and Giacomo Razzolini
Learn more about the competition here.
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