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Architects and studios: Toyo Ito 11-15 / 15

Lecture Blurring Architecture

Concertgebouw, Brugge

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.

Miscellaneous Bruges 2002

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brugge

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.

Lecture by Hera Van Sande

't Leerhuys, Brugge

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.

Trip between Zen and Chaos /04/1998

Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kyoto...

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.

Lecture by Jef Van den Broeck

't Leerhuys, Brugge

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”.

Toyo Ito

Toyo Ito (┬░Seoul, 1941) is a Japanese architect, he ias awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2013.

After working for Kiyonori Kikutake Architect and Associates from 1965 to 1969 (alongside Itsuko Hasegawa), in 1971 he started his own studio in Tokyo, named Urbot (“Urban Robot”). In 1979, the studio name was changed to Toyo Ito & Associates.

Throughout his early career Ito constructed numerous private house projects that expressed aspects of urban life in Japan. His most remarkable early conceptual contributions were made through projects of this scale.

Toyo Ito’s office is known as a training ground for talented younger architects. Architects who previously worked for his office include Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA), Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (KDa), Katsuya Fukushima, Makoto Yokomizo, and Akihisa Hirata.