ICOM KYOTO 2019

25th General Conference

1-7 September, 2019

Keynote Speech

KENGO KUMA

Kengo Kuma was born in Yokohama in 1954 and he completed his master’s degree at the University of Tokyo in 1979. In 1990 he established its own firm Kengo Kuma & Associates, which today designs a wide variety of projects across the world with more than 200 architects based in Tokyo, China and Paris. Kuma taught at Keio University as professor, and in 2009 he was installed as professor at the Graduate School of Architecture of the University of Tokyo.
Kuma was awarded with Architectural Institute of Japan Annual Award in 1997 for the Noh Stage in the Forest and Mainichi Art Award in 2010 for Nezu Museum. Some of his recent works include Suntory Museum of Art, Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, Nagaoka City Hall Aore, Kabukiza, Besançon Art Center and Cité de la Musique, FRAC Marseille and V&A Dundee. Kengo Kuma & Associates are also working on the New National Stadium Japan along with Taisei Corporation and Azusa Sekkei.
He has also written numerous books and most of the titles have been translated into Chinese and Korean. His major writings, Anti-Object, Natural Architecture, Small Architecture have been published in English from AA Publications, the book department of AA School, UK’s prestigious architecture institution.


Website: http://kkaa.co.jp/

©PEY INADA

Speech Title:
To be announced
Date:
Monday 2 September 2019
Venue:
Main Hall, Kyoto International Conference Center

Main works

Kodama(ITALY)

Kodama(ITALY)
©Kengo Kuma & Associates

浅草文化観光センター

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
© Takeshi YAMAGISHI

梼原 木橋ミュージアム

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum
©Takumi Ota

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