Toyo Ito

Address:

TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS
Fujiya Bldg., 1-19-4,Shibuya,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo,150-0002
Phone:+81-3-3409-5822 / Fax:+81-3-3409-5969

Email: ota@toyo-ito.co.jp

Website: http://www.toyo-ito.co.jp 

Toyo Ito

Honorary Fellowship of AIA

Honorary Fellowship of RIBA

Commissioner of Kumamoto Artpolis

Biography

1941

Born in Seoul Metropolitan City

1965-69

Graduated from The University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture

Worked at Kiyonori Kikutake Architects and Associates

1971

Started his own studio, Urban Robot (URBOT) in Tokyo

1979

Changed its name to Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

 

Awards and Prizes

1986

Architecture Institute of Japan awards for “Silver Hut”

1992

33rd Mainich Art Award for Yatsushiro Municipal Museum

1998

Ministry of Education Award for the Encouragement of Arts for “Dome in Odate”

1999

Japan Art Academy Prize for “Dome in Odate”

2000

Accorded the Title “Academician” from The International Academy of Architecture

 

2000 The Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from American Academy of Arts and Letters

2001

Grand Prize of Good Design Award 2001 from Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) for “Sendai Mediatheque”

2002

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 8th International Architecture Exhibition NEXT at the Venice Biennale

2003

Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for “Sendai Mediatheque”

2004

XX ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for “Ripples” (furniture design)

2006

Royal Gold Medal from The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Public Building Award for “Sendai Mediatheque”

2008

ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for the Stand Horm 2005

6th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts

2009

Medalla de Oro from Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid

2010

2009 The Asahi Prize

The 22nd Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu

2012

Golden Lion for Best National Participation for the Japan Pavilion 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (Served as Commissioner)

2013

Pritzker Architecture Prize

2017

UIA Gold Medal