Greeting

WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO Governance Committee

ChairpersonSeiichi Fukao

Seiichi Fukao

WOODRISE is an international congress for the development of mid-rise and high-rise wooden buildings. WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO will be held in Kyoto, Japan from October 15 to 19, 2021. It is our great pleasure to serve as the organizer of the event.

At WOODRISE, industry stakeholders gather to identify design and construction requirements in terms of materials, technologies, and engineering, and to explore the future potential for the development of mid-rise and high-rise wooden buildings. Previously, the congress was held in Bordeaux, France in 2017 and in Quebec, Canada in 2019.

Japan has a long history of constructing wooden buildings, but faces significant challenges in using wood for high-rise buildings and large-scale buildings. It was therefore decided to hold WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO at the Kyoto International Conference Center on the theme of

Wooden Buildings for Sustainable Development
From the Traditional to the Future

The conference will gather extensive information and knowledge about advanced wooden building technologies in different countries and facilitate exchanges among organizations and companies in Japan and other countries.

WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO will feature a wide array of programs. It will commence with the welcome reception in the evening of October 15. The plenary sessions will be held on October 16 and in the morning of October 17. Kengo Kuma, a world-renowned Japanese architect who is also active overseas, will be invited to deliver a commemorative lecture, which will give participants a valuable opportunity to learn about his ideas and opinions.
A technical workshop on mid-rise and high-rise wooden buildings will be held in the afternoon of October 17. A session on promoting the SDGs in the residential building industry and another session on the residential market in Asia and Oceania will also be held. Technical visits will be arranged on October 18 and 19.

To host WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO, we will establish an governance committee consisting of building- and housing-related organizations involved in wooden buildings, which will assist with preparations for the conference. Support will also be solicited from various governmental agencies, including the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and other organizations.

WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO will be held in the best season to enjoy the beautiful autumnal scenery in Kyoto.

We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto in October 2021.