Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Trend Area” Station Design Competition

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Trend Area” Station Design Competition

Regarding the renewal project of Ginza Line whose 90th anniversary will come in 2017, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. has been holding a series of design competitions since December 2012, which invites various ideas to make the Ginza Line more attractive.

Following the last competition for “Business Area,” the 5th edition of TOKYO METRO GINZA LINE STATION DESIGN COMPETITION will feature “TREND AREA” of the Aoyama-itchome, Gaiemmae, and Omote-sando stations. Tokyo Metro invites proposals widely.

“TREND AREA” where new trends are always being created, attracts many foreign tourists and early adopters. We would like you all to propose the “station design ” and the “favorable user experience” which is forward-looking and anticipating the future after 2020, so that the very experience of using the Tokyo Metro could turn into a “TREND”.

Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. have been continuously pursuing “Safety” and providing passenger–centric high quality services. Determining that all passengers should use our lines without any concerns, we are promoting various measures of both hardware & software to reach a “world-top-level” metro.

Aoyama-itchome station, Gaiemmae station, Omote-sando station

The “station design” suitable to foster a favorable user experience includes floors/walls/ceilings/lighting of the platforms (for Aoyama-itchome station, Gaiemmae station, Omote-sando station), the ticket gate area (for Aoyama-itchome station, Gaiemmae station, Omote-sando station), and the entrance (for Aoyama-itchome station). The following proposals are invited: 
1) Proposals that create favorable and functional passenger experiences at each station.
2) Proposals for the platform that are unique and practical to each station.
3) Proposals for the ticket gates as the face of each station.
4) Proposals for the entrances that connect the underground station to the aboveground city.

Registration Period:
From September 29th (Thursday), 2016 to December 2nd (Friday), 2016, 17:00 (JST)
Submission Deadline:
December 2nd (Friday), 2016 (JST)
* The works submitted by domestic mail must be postmarked by the deadline. However, the works submitted by international mail must arrive no later than the date of the deadline.
Review Schedule (tentative):
- First Review: Beginning of January 2017 (to be announced on the Official Website)
- Second Review: Mid-March 2017 (to be announced on the Official Website)
* Qualifiers of the first review are scheduled to make a public presentation.

•Best Design Award (1 work):JPY 500,000
•Excellent Design Award (1 or 2 works):JPY 300,000
•Honorable Mention (several works):JPY 100,000
•Special Award (several works):JPY 100,000

Advance Registration in the official website of this competition is necessary.
*There is no requirements of age, nationality, qualification or experience.
*A group of applicants (individuals, a corporate body, etc.) can apply. In this case, one representative of the group should be nominated, while the other members are registered as collaborators.
*A group of applicants is limited to maximum 4 members for each group.
*Following person cannot apply – a) Review committee members, b) Person who belongs to a body of which the review committee member is the chief/ director/ advisor, c) employees of Tokyo Metro group companies (including subsidiaries).
*An applicant (or a group of applicants) cannot submit more than one work.

Please refer to the following Official Website for the details of the competition.

Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.

  • Title

    Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Trend Area” Station Design Competition
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Website

  • Organizers

    Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Registration Deadline

    December 02, 2016 05:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    December 02, 2016 11:59 PM
  • Price


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Cite: "Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Trend Area” Station Design Competition" 01 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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