Shin Bogdan Hagiwara is a Belgian architect in Brussels. After graduating from the Institut Supérieur d’Architecture Victor Horta in Brussels, he worked for Paul Robbrecht & Hilde Daem and for Pierre Blondel for 6 years. In 1999, he co-founded the award-winning architecture studio Bureau Vers plus de bien- être / V+ with Thierry Decuypere and Jorn Aram Bihain. In 2009, he established the new design office SHSH ARCHITECTURE + SCENOGRAPHY with Shizuka Hariu, expanding the design in cross-cultural contexts, both in Europe and Japan.

His major completed projects include the public architecture Sauvenière cinema and Bonheur Provisoire for the Expo 58, as well as several residential projects, such as Limite collective housing with art studios, Poissons house with art gallery, Rittweger house and Vanderstappen house.

His work has been recognised with several awards, such as the nomination for the Mies van der Rohe – European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture in 2015 and 2009, the Bruxelles-Horta Award in 2014 and 2008, the Steel Construction Award in 2014, the Liège’s City Public Award in 2008 and the Belgian Building Award in 2009.

Recently, he won the public architecture competition for Morlanwelz Library. Since 2010, Shin Hagiwara has been actively collaborating with SHAA/Shoichi Haryu Architect & Associates, he won the Sakata Crematorium Proposal in Japan and he has been supporting the reconstruction after disaster by tsunami in North-East Japan. He has been assisting intensively the reconstruction works, including the prize winning collective housing in Iwanuma city.

Dr. Shizuka Hariu is an interdisciplinary designer between Architecture and Scenography.
She is the co-director of SHSH ARCHITECTURE + SCENOGRAPHY since 2009. She is a member of the SBTD / Society of British Theatre Designers and the JATDT / Japan Association of Theatre Designers and Technicians.

She completed her PhD ‘Between the Imaginary and the Concrete - Scenography for Contemporary Dance’ in UK. She obtained a Masters degree of Engineering in Architecture in Japan. Earlier in her career, she assisted scenographer Jan Versweyveld in Brussels, David Adjaye Architects in London and SHAA / Shoichi Haryu Architect & Associates in Japan.

Recently, she won prestigious awards, including the World Stage Design 2017, German Design Award and D&AD Award in London. She received fellowships from Pola Art Foundation and Japanese Government Cultural Affairs.

She has designed for a wide variety of dance productions, such as Akram Khan Company, Sylvie Guillem, Nitin Sawhney, Wang & Ramirez, Thierry De Mey, Charleroi Danses, Robert Binet, Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf, Les Ballet C de la B, Japon Dance Project, Bristol Old Vic, Jubilee Opera, Kunstenfestivaldesarts and many others throughout Europe, primarily in UK, Belgium and Japan.

These productions have premiered and toured in venues, including Sadler’s Wells, The Place, La Monnaie Opera House, Vooruit, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre de la Ville, Les theatre de la ville Luxembourg, Centre Pompidou, Sydney Opera House, New National Theatre Tokyo, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, HAU2 and many others. Her works have since extended to Benjamin Britten’s opera production A Time There Was (Frederic Wake- Walker), and the theatre production Medea (George Mann / Bristol Old Vic).

She was also commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts in London for the exhibition Sensing Spaces, as well as, the exhibition Timeless Beauty at Gallo-Roman Museum in Belgium and Fear & Love at the Design Museum in London.

Alongside the aforementioned productions, her works were presented at the World Stage Design 2017 and 2013, PQ 2015 and Make/Believe at V&A. She has also been invited to various exhibitions, for instance Next Theatre Architecture in the Prague Quadrennial 2011 and SBTD exhibition Transformation & Revelation: UK Design for Performance. Recently.

For architecture, her contribution to the competitions such as ICEC Europan Commission Information Centre,Yuriage Morning Markect, Sakata Crematorium, Morlanwelz Library and many others.

She is also an organiser for the Reconstruciton Symposium for 311 Tsunami In Japan including at RIBA (London), BOZAR (Brussels) Hasselt, Japanese Embassy Belgium. She also exhibited the same contexts at De Singel (Antwerp), Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris and also been invited as a guest lecturer at UK universities and Japanese Embassy in London.

She is currently invited to design for several new opera productions, including George Benjamin’s Written On Skin (maestro Kazushi Ono) in Japan and France in 2019 and 2020. She is preparing the new Ballet produciton for choreographer Robert binet in Dusseldorf and lighting design for the public park Zeist for the artist Ram Ktazir.