Marunouchi welcomes the 24th World Congress of Architecture by the International Union of Architects (UIA) from Sept 25 through Oct 1 at the Tokyo International Forum. The triennial event, under the UIA Congress theme Design 2050, Beyond Disasters, Through Solidarity, Towards Sustainability, this year comes to Japan for the first time and represents one of the largest architectural events in the world.
In addition to the Congress sessions, several UIA-related events focusing urbanization and architectural design will be held throughout Tokyo’s Marunouchi area from Sept 22 through Oct 3.
1. Archi-Neering Design Exhibition 2011
This is a showcase of unique works in archi-neering (a new concept combining architecture and engineering design).
Where: MARUCUBE 1F and 3F corridor in the Marunouchi Building
When: Sept 22-Oct 1, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
2. Exhibition of Tokyo Chair City
A variety of chairs, benches and places to sit on appear in the Marunouchi area. Take and evoke memories about architecture, culture and the city, etc.
Where: Marunouchi OAZO 1F open space, Gyokou Underground Gallery, etc.
When: Sept 23-Oct 2, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
3. 2050 EARTH CATALOGUE EXHIBITION
Exhibition examining a sustainable society in the year 2050, focusing on three areas: environment, culture, and life.
Where: Galleria 1F Tokyo Building TOKIA
When: Sept 23-Oct 2, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
4. Tokyo 2050 – 12 Visions for the Metropolis
Twelve teams of university students of architecture and urban design present their visions of Tokyo in 2050.
Where: Marubiru Hall at the Marunouchi Building 7th
When: Sept 24-Oct 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (until 4 p.m. on the last day)