SIAF2014 outline

SIAF 2014 – the city’s first international art festival – will be held as part of the Creative City Sapporo initiative over a period of 72 days from Saturday, July 19 to Sunday, September 28, 2014, under the stewardship of Guest Director and globally renowned artist Ryuichi Sakamoto. The theme of the event is City and Nature. Globally active contemporary artists will contribute to this international art festival, which will provide opportunities for visitors to examine how cities can coexist with nature in the future. During SIAF 2014, a variety of projects will be implemented across Sapporo.
The entire city and its museums will serve as a stage for the event.


Competition for Ideas on Renovating the Former Sapporo Court of Appeals

Ryuichi Sakamoto (SIAF 2014 Guest Director)
Jun Aoki (Architect, Jun Aoki & Associates)
Aya Sakai (Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University)
Masayuki Wakui (Landscape architect/Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Information Studies, Tokyo City University/President, Gifu Academy of Forest Culture and Science)
Mitsuhiro Takemura (Professor, School of Design, Sapporo City University)


Former Sapporo Court of Appeals (Shiryokan)

Competition for Ideas on Renovating
the Former Sapporo Court of Appeals (a.k.a. Shiryokan)

Registration Period: Sunday, December 1, 2013 – Monday, March 31, 2014
Submission Period: Saturday, March 1 – Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Submissions must be postmarked April 30 or before.
Supervisor: Satoshi Hata, Regional Director