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A new award “CLT OF THE YEAR” has started to recognize outstanding efforts in buildings and products that ut ilize CLT!

A new award “CLT OF THE YEAR” has started to recognize outstanding efforts in buildings and products that utilize CLT!
*Japan CLT Association, General Incorporated Association*
Press release: July 8, 2024
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A new award “CLT OF THE YEAR” has started to recognize outstanding efforts in buildings and products that utilize CLT!
*The first award recognizes innovative uses of CLT, including the Kengo Kuma Special Award*
The Japan CLT Association, a general incorporated association, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2024. In this memorable year, CLT (Cross Laminated)
In order to promote the spread and development of architecture using timber (orthogonal laminated boards),
We have established a new award called “YEAR”. The purpose of this award is to evaluate and recognize outstanding efforts in buildings and products that utilize CLT. As the first session, “CLT
OF THE YEAR – PIONEER
-” and targets works completed in the past 10 years. There will also be a special award given by Kengo Kuma, a world-renowned architect and special advisor to CLT.

*Application acceptance period*
From July 1, 2024 (Monday) to August 30, 2024 (Friday) 18:00 *Must arrive

*Application target*
Buildings and products using CLT that were completed in Japan between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2023

* Qualification requirements*
– Designers, constructors, owners, and other stakeholders of buildings and products using CLT
– Applications can be made by individuals, companies,
organizations, and groups.
– Recommendation from the jury

*Application requirements*
The structural type of the building, the type of product, and the amount used do not matter, but it is essential that CLT is used.

*Award*
– Kengo Kuma Special Award: 1 point
– CLT OF THE YEAR – PIONEER -: Several points
– Excellence Award: Several points

CLT OF THE
The winning work of the year will receive a certificate and a specially designed trophy. The trophy design will be created by artist Asao Noro. Mr. Noro’s activities span the boundaries of fields such as art, architecture, and design, with the theme of “connection”, and he has created many works such as the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the “Kumi Ichimatsu Crest”, and the lower glass pattern of the Dai Nagoya Building. I am working on some of his most famous works.
* judging committee*
-Chairman of the Judging Committee-
– Daitaka Suzuki
Director, Hokkaido Research Organization, Local Independent Administrative Agency
-judging committee-
– Kenji Aoki
Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo
– Aya Utsumi
Representative Director of Aya Utsumi and Ryuto Hasegawa
Architects/Director of NPO team Timberize
– Yosuke Komiyama
Lecturer, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
– Hirokazu Suemitsu
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyushu University/Director of SUEP Co., Ltd.

* detail*
* ■Please check the special website for details. *
Special site URL: https://clt-oftheyear.com

Click here for the special site

* schedule*
Start accepting applications on Monday, July 1, 2024
  ▼
Friday, August 30, 2024 18:00 Application reception deadline   ▼
September 2024 First screening
  ▼
October 2024 Second screening
  ▼
December 2024 Award Ceremony

* Sponsored *
Japan CLT Association

[Inquiries regarding this release]
Japan CLT Association CLT OF THE YEAR Secretariat
Person in charge: Kobari
TEL: 03-5801-9883
E-mail: compe@clta.jp

What is CLT?Cross Laminated
Timber (orthogonal laminated board in JAS) is a wood-based material made by laminating and bonding wooden boards so that the fiber directions are orthogonal. It is a large, thick board that is used not only as a structural material for buildings, but also for civil engineering materials, furniture, etc.
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