competition results has announced.
Submission has been closed.
Registration has been
The work submission period
period has started.
Since 1917, when it was founded as a sanitary
ware company, TOTO has always kept its leading position
in its industrial field . It has developed hit quality-of-life
products one after another beginning with the mass-production
of water faucet parts, prefabricated baths, Washlet(
a bidet with a toilet-seat that can be warmed up in
winter ), wash-basin-stands with shower for hair- washing
and so on. In addition to such products as mentioned,
TOTO has also been working on such cutting edge technologies
positively as the production of electronics products
and the development of photo-catalyst, etc. Now in this
new Century, TOTO that started as a maker of water equipments
is growing into a corporation providing total services
concerning the life spaces with water ( bathrooms, toilets,
wash-basins and kitchens ), aiming at the creation and
the provision of ever richer and more comfortable life-culture
for each customer.
|Theme "The Restroom of the 21st
Restrooms , as the word
indicates, are the rooms for answering naturefs call
and therefore closely related with the mental-relaxation
of those who use them. We are waiting for your suggestions
of the new ideas that will turn over the conventional
images of this important life-space with a closet stool
in its center but a bathtub.
Restrooms here are defined as 'Toilet Space' or 'The
Space with the functions for our answering nature's
call , washing hands , washing face, making up, etc.
In addition to these functions that are usually associated
with what we call 'restrooms', something that we have
never thought of before may be added such as for relaxing
with tunes of music.
Please be noted, however, that this exhibition is
to exclude the bathtub for taking a bath, which is
usually essential to Western bathrooms.
Grand-Prix Award (For a
work) Prize : 500,000yen
Excellent Work Award (For 3 works) Prize: 100,000yen
( Architect/ President of Kurokawa Masayuki Architect's
Born in Nagoya in 1937. Completed doctoral courses at
Waseda University's Graduate School of Architecture.
Established KUROKAWA Masayuki Architect Studio in 1967.
Received major prizes and awards, such as Mainichi Design
Award and the Japan Interior Designers' Association
Award. Several of his works are displayed in the permanent
design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New
York and in the Denver Art Museum. Established Designtope
Co., Ltd. (http://www.designtope.net/) in 2001. It supports
activity of individual who creates a design or an organization,
aiming at "a good design come to fill and be full
of the world." Professor at Kanazawa College of
President, Kurokawa Masayuki Architectural Design Office
President, BUTSUGAKU Research Institute
Professor, Research Institute of Art, Kanazawa College
Hirokata Nomura ( Chief of TOTO Ltd.
Design Center )
|Criteria for Examination
A stronger stress will
be put on free imagination and creativity rather than
their practicality in the evaluation of the works. As
far as they are not impossible dreams other than in
Si-Fi world, we will greatly appreciate richness and
innovativeness of the ideas in the formation of the
works. We are looking forward to ideas and suggestions
that will galvanize the actual rest-room designs for
the future. The condition of the environment for which
we ask for your ideas (works) is that of a dwelling
house or of a second house.
|Schedule (Times and Dates are according
to Japan time)
2004.Jan.9---Apr.11 the period for application and registration
2004.Jan.20---Apr.20 the period for work submission
2004.Mid June--- the announcement of the judgments
2004.Early July--- the exhibition of the award-winning works
2004.July--- Early August--- Award Giving ( Award of Merit will be sent to the Award winners)
|Qualification for applicants
No restrictions are set
such as your status, jobs, ages, nationalities, etc.
And both individuals and groups can participate in the
|Applications for entry/Registration
Entry registrations should
be sent by clicking on the SUBMIT button on the Registration
Applications will be confirmed by mail from the Secretariat.
Fill in the application
form in the web-site and send it. Later you will receive
your application number and password by e-mail. Please
keep the application number and the password for the
work submission as they are required when you submit
your work to the competition site. You can submit more
than one work but you need to make an application for
each of your works respectively.
|The conditions and the method for
the work submission
Requirements: 2 pictures
and a text
1: The title of the work and its concept
The language for the explanation about your work is
English. If you have a command of Japanese, please put
the explanation in Japanese along with the one in English.
( around 200 words/English, around 100 letters/Japanese)
2: An image showing the main design
500x500 pixel ( in JPEG format / within 100kb )
3: A supplemental image including measurements of the
An image within 500x500 pixel. GIF animation will also
( In GIF format/ within 300kb )
|The method for the work submission
The period for the work
submission Jan.20---Apr.20 2004
The submission and the reception of the works are done
on the web-site. When you have the required forms, two
pictures, and the text-file (Read above) ready to be
sent, please complete the registration process for your
work(s) following the instruction of the application
form for the work submission ( Click the eWork Submissionf
button in the web-site and follow the instruction.).
After your work(s) being received, youfll be notified
about it by a confirmation mail.
Please note that we will not accept the work(s) attached
to your mail(s)
1: Donft put any information on the images from which
the applicant may be identified.
2: The images can be in any forms. For example, they
can be photos of a model, hand-drawn sketches, 3D
computer graphic images, etc. It is totally up to
3: The presented works are limited to unreleased ones.
|The Announcement of the results
Only the award winners will
be notified of the results by e-mails. The results will
also be announced on the page of the Competition in
yConcerning various rightsz
The rights concerning the award-winning works such as
their copy rights, intellectual property rights are
to be transferred to the competition-sponsor with the
payment of the prize money to the concerned award-winners.
All the rights and the responsibilities concerning the
works other than the award-winning ones belong to their
makers themselves with an exception of the rights concerning
their exposition and introduction to the public, which
are to belong to the competition sponsor. The preferential
negotiating rights for all of the submitted works are
to be granted to the competition sponsor for the period
of one year from the first day of the announcement of
the competitionfs results.
yConcerning award-winning worksz
In the case that any award-winning work is revealed
to be an imitation, a piracy, etc, which possibly
impinges the intellectual property rights of other
individual(s) or organization(s), the award will be
nullified even after its announcement.
yConcerning the treatment of personal informationz
None of the personal information put on the application
form etc. is to be revealed to any third person other
than TOTO Ltd. and Designtope. The great attention
is paid to the protection of personal information
by all concerned with the competition.
|Questions and Answers
We can not answer the questions
on the details of the competition, the guide-lines for
application, etc. personally. Please refer to the FAQ