Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Born in 1941 in Seoul, South Korea. Architect. Graduated from Department of Architecture, University of Tokyo in 1965. Major projects include Sendai Mediatheque, ‘Minna no Mori’
Gifu Media Cosmos, and National Taichung Theater (Taiwan). Major awards granted include Architectural Institute of Japan Prize, Golden Lion for Best National Participation for the Japan Pavilion, and Pritzker Architecture Prize. Launched an initiative called “Ito Juku”in 2011 as a platform to run various projects for considering the future of community and architecture as well as providing learning opportunities to the public. He has also been participating in the community building activities in collaboration with volunteers from Ito
Juku and local residents at Omishima, Imaji-
city in Ehime Prefecture where his own museum stands.


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