Australia House

Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu
Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu
Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu

Information and Map

Australia has been part of the ETAT since 2000 and has since then been building and deepening its relationship with the region over the years. An old minka house built over 100 years ago in the Urada village was transformed into the Australia House as a symbol of its long-term relationship with this region and for continuing cultural exchange between the two countries. When the original Australia House was demolished in the March 2011 earthquake, we ran an international architectural competition with Tadao Ando as the head judge and invited proposals to rebuild a “reasonable, small and robust” architectural building. The proposition by the Sydney-based architect Andrew Burns was selected amongst 154 entries and the current Australia House was built in time for the ETAT2012. Its distinctive triangular structure and the materials used for the walls which resonate with the surrounding nature, it won the Jørn Utzon award in 2013.

■Open hours: Scheduled to open in autumn 2020.
■Price per night: Usage of the facility JPY12000 + Adult JPY3000, Children JPY1500, Children before school age JPY1000
■Conditions of use: Coming soon
■How to book: Coming soon

Facility Info and Map

Open hours Scheduled to open in autumn 2020.
Tel +81(0)25-761-7767 (Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Centre)
Address Urada 7577-1, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture
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