Copyright Chiara Garbin

 

Copyright Chiara Garbin

   


  東京大学 小渕祐介研究室、佐藤淳研究室がプロジェクトサポートとして参画した「ヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ国際建築展 アラブ首長国連邦(UAE)館: Wetland」が最優秀賞にあたる金獅子賞を授賞しました。

小渕研究室は佐藤研究室と協働し、プロジェクトの初期段階から現地における施工段階まで、デジタルファブリケーションシステムの開発を担当しました。

施工計画をはじめとし、デジタル計測/施工ツールデザインや、施工の観点からのマテリアルデザインを通じて、これまでの小渕研究室のテーマでもあった「リアルタイム/オンラインでの施工プロセスの最適化」を追求し、世界規模の感染症が蔓延する状況の中、国際的なリモート環境でデジタルファブリケーションシステムを実現しました。  


  Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition is one of the most respected architecture exhibitions in the world. With a request from Kenichi Teramoto and Wael Al Awar, curators of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) National Pavilion, Jun Sato’s laboratory and Yusuke Obuchi’s laboratory collaborated to support the UAE’s commissioners and ambitions. The UAE produces a large amount of salt as a byproduct during the desalination process of seawater. The main concept of the pavilion was to utilize magnesium, which was extracted from the salt, and use it as a hardening agent for building parts made of cement.   Sato-Lab proposed a simple solution for the production of 2500 pieces of the cement parts within a tight time constraint; make shallow trenches in the ground as a formwork and pour cement to be cured. This production process resulted in the making of “coral-shaped” pieces. We also proposed a structural design by synchronizing with Obuchi sensei’s digital fabrication guiding system for sequential structural optimization to develop an assembly logic.   Obuchi-Lab has designed and developed a human centric digital fabrication system which supported assembly crew members on site by connecting them with real-time spatial and geometrical information of the 2500 pieces to be installed in a designated area. When pieces were installed in a shape of ring and formed a layer, collected spatial data of installed pieces was then analyzed for structural stability and overall geometrical accuracy. In the end of the fabrication process, we were able to create an architectural form as a result of integrating technology and nature, and craftsmanship and machine.   It is a great honor to be part of the work that received the Golden Lion, the highest award given , at this prestigious exhibition.   Joint statement by Jun Sato and Yusuke Obuchi  


  第17回 ヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ 国際建築展 審査委員長である妹島和世氏から、以下のようなメッセージを頂きました。  

今回のベネチアビエナーレは、これまで以上に建築の枠を超えた新しい可能性を感じられる展示作品がたくさんありました。特に多くの最先端のテクノロジーを応用した作品には驚きました。また、ナショナル・インターナショナル、どちらのパビリオンにおいても、国境を超えてさまざまな国々から集まって構成され、そして企画された展示が多くみられ、UAEパビリオンも中東、日本、アメリカなど複数の国々からのメンバーで成り立っており、そこで東京大学の2つの研究室が技術協力を行なった事はとても嬉しく思いました。日本においてもこれ迄以上に研究活動が海外に広がり活躍されることを期待しています。小渕先生と佐藤先生、素晴らしい作品、金獅子賞おめでとうございます。   妹島和世  建築家 第17回 ヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ 国際建築展 審査委員長

 

At this Venice Biennale, there were many exhibited works that dealt issues beyond the convention of architecture more than ever and hinted new possibilities. I was particularly surprised to see many works that applied cutting-edge technologies. Also, in both National and International pavilions, there were many exhibitions organized by a team of participants joined from various countries across national borders. The UAE Pavilion’s team was also made up of collaborators from multiple countries such as the Middle East, Japan, and the United States. I was very pleased that the two laboratories of the University of Tokyo provided technical corporation for the work. I hope that research activities in Japan will expand more and reach out overseas and play an active role.

Congratulations to Dr. Obuchi and Dr. Sato for their wonderful work and the Golden Lion Award.

Kazuyo Sejima, Architect Chair of the International Jury for the Biennale Architecture 2021

 


 

DataSheet

  • プロジェクト期間:2019年12月 –  2021年8月
  • 担当業務:
    • 小渕祐介研究室
      • パビリオンのデジタルファブリケーションシステムデザイン
      • コンクリート部材位置のスキャニングツール、システムの開発
      • コンクリート部材施工のガイディングツール、システムの開発
      • コンクリート部材配置のオンラインデータベースの構築
      • 構造最適化計算のオンライン統合ネットワークシステムの構築
      • webサイト開発(https://venice2021.t-ads.org/)  開発:Alex Orsholits
    • 佐藤淳研究室
      • 構造設計
      • コンクリート調合設計
      • ピース形状スタディ、最適化
      • モックアップ構造実験
      • 構造最適化プログラム開発
    • 2研究室協働
      • 立体形状最適化、決定
      • 平面計画、立面計画
      • ドキュメント作成、記録

 


 

The University of Tokyo project team

Yusuke Obuchi,Associate Professor, Department of Architecture Jun Sato, Associate Professor, Department of Socio Cultural Environmental Studies Shuta Takagi, Obuchi Lab Support Specialist Yusuke Komata, Obuchi Lab Support Specialist  

Project consultants (Sato Lab)

Mika Araki, Associate Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University School of Architecture / Mika Araki Structural Engineers Kosuke Suehiro, Jun Sato Structural Engineers Co., Ltd.  

Obuchi Lab – student assistant credit list

Construction System & Network Development: Alex Orsholits Scanning & Guiding Hardware Design: Zhou Li System Documentation: Annette Choy de Leon Scanning System: Pyaezone Aungsoe, Meredith Campbell Argenzio, Boon Hau Lim, Surjyatapa Raychoudhury Guidance System: Yiyuan Qian  

Sato Lab – student assistant credit list

Structural Optimization System Development: Ren Imai, Shimpei Kojima, Yusuke Shimoyamada Manufacturing & Structural Assemblage Development: Hirotaka Ujioka, Kenta Isebo Construction Test: Ryoma Kanazawa, Miho Wada, Kousuke Miyano

 


 

Official Credit

Commissioner: Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation Supporter: UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth Curators: Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto Venue: Arsenale Exhibitors Urban Researchers: Ahmed & Rashid Bin Shabib Researchers Wetland Research Team New York University, Abu Dhabi, Amber Lab University of Tokyo, Sato Lab and Obuchi Lab American University of Sharjah, Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences   https://www.labiennale.org/en/news/awards-17th-international-architecture-exhibition  


 

Release

Venice Biennale AWARDS Official Release: https://www.labiennale.org/en/news/awards-17th-international-architecture-exhibition designboom: https://www.designboom.com/architecture/uae-golden-lion-best-national-pavilion-venice-architecture-biennale-08-30-2021/ ArchDaily: https://www.archdaily.com/967667/uae-wetland-wins-the-golden-lion-for-best-national-participation-at-the-2021-venice-biennale