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Monday, 31 October 2011

Toyo ito awarded frederick kiesler prize for architecture and the arts

'relaxation park' in torrevieja, valencia, spain, 2008
image © toyo ito & associates

this year japanese architect toyo ito has been awarded the frederick kiesler prize for architecture and the arts.
for thirty years ito has created architecture dealing with social and cultural issues. many of his works focus on
nomadic life and the conceptual lightness of the world in terms of constructions, material and coloring. the award
is presented every two years by the city of vienna for extraordinary achievements in architecture.

'meso no mori': municipal funeral hall, gifu, japan, 2006image © toyo ito & associates

'island city' central park, japan, 2005
image © toyo ito & associates

'matsumoto performing arts centre', nagano, japan, 2004
photo © hiroshi ueda

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