Sponsors:Fukuoka Jisho Co., Ltd. Fukuoka Realty Co., Ltd.
 Co-sponsor:Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.   

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July 1, 2020
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Chief Judge

Shohei Shigematsu
OMA Partner/Director of OMA New York

Shohei Shigematsu is a Partner of OMA and the Director of its New York office. Sho was born in 1973 in Fukuoka. After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering of Kyushu University, he moved to the Netherlands to join OMA in 1998. Since joining, he was appointed Director of OMA New York in 2006 and became a Partner in 2008.
His major works include the new headquarters for China Central Television (CCTV) in Beijing, Milstein Hall for Cornell University School of Art, Architecture and Planning, Coach Omotesando Flagship Store, a new building for Quebec National Art Museum, Miami Beach cultural complex Faena Forum, Sotheby’s Headquarters in New York and Facebook’s new campus masterplan in Silicon Valley. His current works include a new building for New Museum in New York, a new building for Albright-Knox Art Museum in Buffalo, Toranomon Hills Station Tower in Tokyo, Tenjin Business Center in Fukuoka and others across the Americas and Japan. Sho has been a visiting professor, teaching at Cornell University Graduate School of Architecture (AAP), Columbia University GSAPP and Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).



Masataka Baba
President, Open A Ltd. / Professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design

Born in Saga Prefecture in 1968. Completed architecture course at Waseda University Graduate School in 1994. After working on projects including expositions and showrooms at the advertising company Hakuhodo, Baba returned to Waseda for its doctoral course. After a period as editor in chief of “A” magazine, in 2003 he founded Open A Ltd. His activities include architectural design, city planning, and writing. In the same period, he launched Real Tokyo Estate. Baba became an associate professor in 2008, and a professor in 2016, at Tohoku University of Art and Design.


Chiaki Hayashi
Co-Founder of Loftwork

Graduated from Waseda University School of Commerce and Boston University Graduate School majoring in Journalism. After working at Kao Corporation, Hayashi founded Loftwork in 2000. Each year Loftwork rolls out over 200 projects including web, business, community, and spatial design initiatives. Loftwork also operates communities and platforms such as the digital fabrication café FabCafe; MTRL, which seeks new potential in materials; and AWRD, promoting co-creation with creators through online recruitment and screening. Hayashi is a member of the Good Design Awards Screening Committee, METI’s Industrial Construction Council Manufacturing Industry Subcommittee “Study Group on Competitiveness and Design”, and a chairman of Hidakuma that aims to up-cycle the resources into a form of regional value through the utilization of digital fabrication and technology. She was Woman Of The Year 2017 (Nikkei WOMAN).


Michiaki Matsushima
Editor-in-Chief of WIRED JAPAN

As Editor-in-Chief of WIRED JAPAN, which is a tech, lifestyle, and culture media organization, he has featured issues on NEW ECONOMY, DIGITAL WELL-BEING, MIRROR WORLD, DEEP TECH FOR THE EARTH, and FUTURES LITERACY. Born in Tokyo and lives in Kamakura. Started his career in NHK Publishing from 1996 as a book editor. Responsibilities included acquisition, editing, and marketing of translated books. Managed such best-selling translations as FREE, SHARE, MAKERS, The Singularity Is Near, The Zero Marginal Cost Society, ZERO to ONE (awarded the “2015 Business Book Award”), and The Inevitable (awarded Amazon.com’s “Best Book of the Year”). Was Editor-in-Chief of the Editorial Department of NHK Publishing from 2014. Has held his present WIRED JAPAN post since 2018.


Ichiro Enomoto
President and C.E.O, Fukuoka Jisho Co., Ltd.

Born in Fukuoka in 1974. Graduated from The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law in 1997, and in the same year joined The Industrial Bank of Japan (now known as Mizuho Bank). In 2003, obtained an MBA at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in the United States. Joined Fukuoka Jisho Group in the same year and was responsible for the establishment and listing of Fukuoka REIT. Currently devoting his energy to the fall 2021 completion of Tenjin Big Bang (Tenjin Redevelopment) Project No. 1, provisionally known as Tenjin Business Center. He is also promoting chain redevelopment of the area in front of Hakata Station in collaboration with The Nishi-Nippon City Bank. Enomoto also works as a representative of Fukuoka Growth Next, a government-private support facility for startups that has won First Prize from Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun. Having inherited a business established by his great-grandfather, Enomoto is working on urban development that will make Fukuoka an even more interesting place.