Toyo Ito is one of the leading Japanese architects. In the lecture he gives an overview of his oeuvre in which the recent Mediatheque in Sendai is one of the most important groundbreaking buildings from the early 21th century.
On February 20th, 2002 the pavilion will be officially ‘opened’ by the royal couple, the prime minister, the prime minister, the governor and the mayor, in the presence of Toyo Ito. It is the prelude to the opening of Bruges 2002 – Cultural Capital of Europe precisely starting 20h02 in the new concert hall.
Now Brugge 2002, on proposal by Archipel, has choosen architect Toyo Ito as designer, it is time for a broad introduction to the work of Ito.
Besides the classical Japan, we visit the highlights of the Japanese postwar modernism and is mainly the current architecture very well represented in Tokyio, Kyoto, Kobe, Himeji, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Yatsushiro, Osaka and Nara.
City on the River is the collective name for a series of projects were Antwerp attempts to intensify the contact with the Scheldt and also tries to initiate the necessary innovations and additions to sites like “het Zuid” and “het Eilandje”.