Tadao Ando

5-23 Toyosaki 2-Chome, Kita-Ku,
Osaka 531-0072
Japan
tel: 0081 66-375-1148
fax: 0081 66-374-6240
mail@tadao-ando.com
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Biography

1941 Born in Osaka, Japan
1962-69 Self-educated in architecture
Traveled in U.S.A., Europe and Africa
1969 Established Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

Awards

1979 Annual Prize, Architectural Institute of Japan “Row House, Sumiyoshi”
1985 The 5th Alvar Aalto Medal, The Finnish Association of Architects, Finland
1989 Gold Medal of Architecture, Académie dʼArchitecture (French Academy of Architecture), France
1993 Japan Art Academy Prize, Japan
1995 The Pritzker Architecture Prize, U.S.A.
1996 The 8th Premium Imperiale
2002 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects, U.S.A.
Honorary Degree, Università Degli Studi di Roma, Italy
Honorary Degree, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
The Kyoto Prizes, Japan
2003 Person of Cultural Merit, Japan
2005 Gold Medal of Union Internationale des Architectes
Chevalier de lʼOrdre National de la Légion dʼHonneur, France

Affiliations

1991 Honorary Fellow, The American Institute of Architects
2002 Honorary Academician, The Royal Academy of Arts in London

Academic Activities

1987 Yale University, Visiting Professor
1988 Columbia University, Visiting Professor
1990 Harvard University, Visiting Professor
1997 The University of Tokyo, Professor
2003 The University of Tokyo, Emeritus Professor
2005 The University of Tokyo, Special University Professor Emeritus
University of California, Berkeley, Regent Professor

Representative Works

1983 Rokko Housing I, II (1993), III (1999) Kobe, Hyogo
1989 Church of the Light, Ibaraki, Osaka
1992 Benesse House Museum, Benesse House Oval (1995), Naoshima, Kagawa
1994 Chikatsu-Asuka Historical Museum, Kanan, Osaka
2000 Awaji-Yumebutai (Awaji Island Project), Higashiura, Hyogo
Komyo-ji Temple, Saijo, Ehime
FABRICA (Benetton Communications Research Center), Treviso, Italy
2001 Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, U.S.A.
ARMANI/TEATRO, Milan, Italy
Sayamaike Historical Museum, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka
2002 Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Hyogo
The International Library of Childrenʼs Literature, Taito, Tokyo
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, U.S.A.
2003 4 x 4 House, Kobe, Hyogo
2004 Chichu Art Museum/Naoshima, Kagawa
Langen Foundation/Hombroich, Neuss, Germany
2006 Omotesando Hills (Omotesando Regeneration Project), Shibuya, Tokyo
Palazzo Grassi Renovation, Venice, Italy
2007 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Minato, Tokyo
2008 Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Fukutake Hall, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo
Tokyu Toyoko-Line Shibuya Station, Shibuya, Tokyo