Jan 25, 2021
APU student wins grand prize in design contest for the cover page of the Oita Prefecture Urban Planning Zoning Master Plan pamphlet
Oita Prefecture issued a call for proposals for the design of the cover page of its revised Urban Planning Zoning Master Plan pamphlet, and the design submitted by XIE Mingjun (APS 4th year, China) won the grand prize.
Urban Planning Zoning Master Plans outline each prefecture’s urban planning policies for zoning, development, and conservation along with future land use and development plans for each city planning area. In formulating its revised version, Oita Prefecture decided to solicit submissions for the pamphlet cover design for the first time ever.
It chose the winning design because it was “an excellent work that evokes a sense of Japaneseness while demonstrating the unique features of the regions covered in the plan.”
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, an award ceremony was held at the Oita Prefectural Office, after which prefectural officials held a discussion with the prize winners on their design concepts and future research plans.
Comment from Mr. XIE
I am very honored and encouraged to have been chosen for the grand prize in this contest. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Professor Kubo and Professor Li for their support. I plan to keep working even harder than before.
Once the abridged version of the pamphlet featuring Xie Mingjun’s cover page design is completed, it will be published on the official homepage of Oita Prefecture.