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VWT | Japan Edition

November 17, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Welcome to Japan, home to the metabolism movement, and many architects that have achieved international recognition for their unbelievable work. We are proud to host a world-renowned architect at our third event of our second Virtual World Tour on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 live at 19:00 JST (Japan time) / 11:00 CET (Berlin time)!

With Toyo Ito, founder and director of Toyo Ito & Associates, we are honored to have the Pritzker Prize Laureate of 2013. His work has inspired many generations of architects and was recognised for combining an incredible conceptual approach with quality execution. However, as always with Architects, not Architecture we will not be talking about their architectural works.

What we will hear about instead is the biography, the events and the anecdotes that shaped the speaker and inspired him to produce the architecture he is known for.

Don’t hesitate and join us, as we get to know our world-renowned speaker from a different perspective:

Toyo Ito, Toyo Ito & Associates, www.toyo-ito.co.jp

This event is kindly supported by our CEMEX.

Program live


“Doors open”

19:00 – 19:10


19:10 – 19:45

Lecture (live translated from Japanese to English)

19:45 – 20:00

Interview (with a live translator)

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Information about the speakers

Toyo Ito was born in 1941. After graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1965, he worked in the office of Kiyonori Kikutake until 1969. In 1971, he founded his own office Urban Robot (URBOT), which was renamed Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects.
Awards and prizes: Golden Lion from the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Royal Gold Medal from The Royal Institute of British Architects, The 22nd Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu, The Pritzker Architecture Prize, The UIA Gold Medal.

Representative projects: Sendai Mediatheque (Japan), Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 (UK), Tama Art University Library (Hachioji campus, Japan), Torres Porta Fira (Spain), Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari (Japan), National Taiwan University, College of Social Sciences (Taiwan R.O.C.), ‘Minna no Mori’ Gifu Media Cosmos (Japan), Museo Internacional del Barroco (Mexico), National Taichung Theater (Taiwan R.O.C.), ‘Meguri no Mori’ Kawaguchi City Funeral Hall (Japan). www.toyo-ito.co.jp


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