There are many famous architects in Japan.
There are Japanese architects who have won the The Pritzker Architecture Prize.
You can see the works designed by these architects in Japan.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize
The international prize, which is awarded each year to a living architect/s for significant achievement, was established by the Pritzker family of Chicago through their Hyatt Foundation in 1979. It is granted annually and is often referred to as “architecture’s Nobel” and “the profession’s highest honor.”
I will introduce Works of famous Japanese architects who have won the The Pritzker Architecture Prize.
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Because he could not go to the university for economic reasons, he did not receive education for construction.
He had studied the architecture by himself and passed one for the architect examination.
In 1995 he won the Pritzker Prize.
He is known for designing famous works such as “hikarino kyoukai”.
Hikarino Kyokai -Church of the Light-(1989）
Mizuno Kyokai -Chapel on the water-(1988)
Kazeno kyokai -Chapel in MT. ROKKO-(1986)
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre（2001）
The Museum for Wood Culture（1994）
There are special works such as designing works using aluminum and steel frames, or designing concrete with curves.
In 2013 he won the Pritzker Prize.
He is known for designing famous works such as Sendai Mediatheque.
Yatsushiro Municipal Museum(1991)
Matsumoto performing arts centre（2004）
ZA-KOENJI Public Theatre（2008）
‘Minna no Mori’ Gifu Media Cosmos（2015）
He had studied architecture in America.He is known for architecture using paper tube and container and is actively engaged in disaster relief activities.activities.
In 2014 he won the Pritzker Prize.
Mt. Fuji world heritage centre(2017)
Seikei Gakuen Library(2006)
Oita Prefectural Art Museum(2014)
For the Tokyo Olympic Games, he designed Yoyogi National Gymnasium and became a world famous architect. In 2006 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum designed by him was designated as an important cultural asset.
In 1987 he won the Pritzker Prize.
Yoyogi National Gymnasium(1964)
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum(1955)
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park(1955)