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School of Policy Students Receive Honorable Mention at the 15th Annual Awards for Revitalizing Housing Complexes, Multi-Unit Apartments and Local Areas

Public Relations Office        July 12, 2018

On June 18th, a group composed of students in the seminars of Prof. Yasuo Yagi and Prof. Tetsuya Hara of the School of Policy Studies, together with students from Osaka University and Mukogawa Women’s University, received honorable mention at the 15th Annual Awards for Revitalizing Housing Complexes, Multi-Unit Apartments and Local Areas.

Organized by Danchi Saisei, the concept for these awards is recognizing student proposals and policy implementations aimed at revitalizing housing complexes, multi-unit apartments and local areas, and rewarding outstanding revitalization-themed projects and activities from the viewpoint of atmosphere, community, technique and other aspects. Prof. Yagi’s students proposed renovating a 33-year-old wooden residential complex in Amagasaki which had been vacant. Beginning with a kickoff meeting in June 2017, after repeated designs and reviews, the group safely finished their renovation of the GRM5 (Green Room Mukonoso 5) building in late June of this year.

Outside the GRM5 building

Outside the GRM5 building

Inside the GRM5 building

Inside the GRM5 building

After the group received their award, they held an inspection of the building on July 7th (Saturday). Despite the rain, many people came to attend the inspection. The group’s representative, 4th-year student Makoto Horinouchi (majoring in Urban Studies), said “We’re very pleased that the project we conducted as part of our research work was able to receive this wonderful award. Furthermore, I feel that it strengthened our bond as fellow students. Our professors didn’t just treat us as students, but dealt strictly with each of us as a burgeoning architect. In the future, I’d like to get certified as a first-class architect and design homes for people.”