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Praemium Imperiale 2010

Japan Art Association Award 2010 – Winner : architect Toyo Ito

4 Oct 2010

Toyo Ito wins Praemium Imperiale

Praemium Imperiale 2010 winner news: The architect was awarded the Japanese Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale architecture laureate for 2010.

Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate 2010

Born in Japan in 1941, Toyo Ito graduated from Tokyo University, Department of Architecture in 1965.

Toyo Ito started his own architecture studio, ‘urban robot’ (urbot) in Tokyo, 1971; it became Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects in 1979.

A key design by Toyo Ito was the Serpentine Pavilion, London, in 2001 with Arup:

Serpentine Pavilion Toyo Ito, Praemium Imperiale 2010 Winner
photograph © 2007 Deborah Bullen

Toyo Ito has served as guest professor at Columbia University and is an honorary professor at the University of North London.

Toyo Ito is one of the world’s most innovative and influential architects. His key building is the Sendai Mediatheque in Japan.

Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate 2010 winner : Toyo Ito

Venice Biennale Toyo Ito - Praemium Imperiale 2010 Winner
photograph © Adrian Welch
Venice Biennale Arsenale Pavilion – model by Toyo Ito

Location: Tokyo, Japan, eastern Asia

Past Prize Winners

Praemium Imperiale 2009

Praemium Imperiale 2011

Japan Architectural Designs

Japanese Architectural Designs – chronological list

Contemporary Architecture in Japan – architectural selection below:

Japanese Buildings

Japanese Architecture Designs

FU House in Shunan City, Yamaguchi
Design: Katsufumi Kubota Architect, Kubota Architect Atelier
FU House, Shunan City, Yamaguchi
photography : Katsumasa Tanaka, Kenji Masunaga
FU House, Shunan City, Yamaguchi Property

The Clearwater Building, Niseko, Hokkaido, Northern Japan
Design: Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates
The Clearwater Building
photography: Junji Kojima / 45gPhotography, Aaron Jamieson
Hokkaido vacation home

The Praemium Imperiale (lit. “World Culture Prize in Memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu”, Japanese: 高松宮殿下記念世界文化賞, Takamatsu no miya denka kinen sekai bunka-shō) is an international art prize awarded since 1989 by the Imperial family of Japan on behalf of the Japan Art Association in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and theatre/film. These are areas of achievement not covered by the Nobel Prize. The prizes are awarded for outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts.

Architecture Awards

Stirling Prize

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize

RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Toyo Ito Architect

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