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The third event was held in Tokyo at Japan Institute of Architects, Ginza TS Building and Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, between May 31 and June 4, 2011. The Lithuanian delegation included ten leading architects Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė, Gintaras Balčytis, Linas Tuleikis, Algimantas Kančas, Gintaras Čaikauskas, Linas Naujokaitis, Rolandas Palekas, Marius Šaliamoras, Donaldas Trainauskas, Gintautas Vieversys and 10 students of architecture.


Japanese and Lithuanian architects exhibited their designs at Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery between June 1 and 29. It was a part of an exhibition 'UIA2011 TOKYO 111 Days Before' which kicked off as a pre-event to the 24th World Congress of Architecture in Tokyo (UIA2011).
The Lithuanian part of the exhibition included works by architectural firms, project teams and individual architects. Japanese participants displayed their own individual designs.


On June 4, a public seminar under the title 'Billows Over the Architecture and Cities in the 21st century' was held at Japan Institute of Architects. It provided a platform to exchange ideas for a better future of architecture, emerging from the need to address the issues of climate change, population decrease in industrialized countries, economic conflict between the old developed countries and rising economies and safety of nuclear power. The seminar featured lectures by three speakers from each side.


Students workshop
The workshop was held between May 31 and June 3 at Ginza TS Building. 10 Lithuanian and 11 Japanese students were split into four mixed groups and tasked with creating an attractive Ginza District in central Tokyo by means of new urban interventions.
For that purpose, each group made research and design proposals on one of the four themes: conservation and contemporary interpretation of historical buildings, vertical circulation between small-sized commercial buildings, facade/skin design of a humongous redeveloped building, and open space utilization of public/private properties. The completed designs were presented at the seminar on June 4.


The students represented the following higher institutions:
in Japan – Meiji University, Keio University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tama Art University
in Lithuania – Kaunas University of Technology, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Art Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.