Tadao Ando:endeavors

27 Sep 2017 – 18 Dec 2017

Event times

* 10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
* 10:00-22:00 on September 30 (Sat.) and October 1 (Sun.)
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Cost of entry

General: 1,500 yen (Adults) , 1,200 yen (College students), 800 yen (High school students)
Advanced/ Group: 1,300 yen (Adults) , 1,000 yen (College students), 600 yen (High school students)

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Japanese architect Tadao Ando's exhibition


Tadao Ando (1941-), who is known for his unconventional résumé as a former professional boxer turned self-taught architect, made a start to his architectural career in 1969 as an “urban guerrilla”. He has since been constantly delivering novel designs that challenge our preconceptions about architecture. He began expanding the sphere of his activities overseas from the 1990s, and he has realized ambitious projects in nations throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. He has also been actively engaged in social contribution projects focused on environmental restoration and post-disaster reconstruction.

Learn about the life of the extraordinary architect, his creations, and his current ambitions in this exhibition, which sheds light on the great trail of endeavors he has left behind him and on his visions for the future ahead through six sections titled “ORIGINS/HOUSES”, “LIGHT”, “VOID SPACES”, “READING THE SITE”, “BUILDING UPON WHAT EXISTS, CREATING THAT WHICH DOES NOT EXIST”, and “NURTURING”. The exhibition spaces featuring more than 200 models, sketches, and drawings have been designed by the architect himself. By traversing these spaces, visitors will be able to retrace the architect’s footprints and gain a renewed appreciation for the richness and infinite potential of the culture of architecture. (texts from http://www.nact.jp/english/exhibitions/2017/ANDO_Tadao/ )

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