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Tange, Kenzo

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Architects, Designers


1913 - Kenzo Tange, born on the 4th of September in Sakai, Osaka. He was a Japanese architect.

1935 - Entered the Architecture Department of the University of Tokyo.

1945 - His design for the Peace Park and Peace Memorial owes much to Le Corbusier, and is often called ‘the spiritual core of the city’.

1946 - Became an assistant professor in University of Tokyo.

1949 - He won the competition to re-design Hiroshima, following its atomic bombing.

1960 - He was also known for his ‘Tokyo Plan’, which proposed a radical redesign of the city. Although not fully implemented, it influenced architects worldwide.

1964 - Won international fame for his design for the gymnasium for the 64' Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

1987 - Winner of the 87' Pritzker Prize for architecture.

2005 - Died on the 22nd of March, his funeral was held in one of his works, Tokyo Cathedral.


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