Yoshio Taniguchi wins the Piranesi Prix de Rome
Bernard Tschumi, David Chipperfield, Peter Eisenman, Rafael Moneo, Yoshio Taniguchi,
Hotel, Museums, Visitor Center,
Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi has been awarded the 2016 “Piranesi Prix de Rome" for lifetime achievement. The prize, presented by the ’Adrianea Academy of Architecture and Archeology, is awarded to an architect who has designed a museum or other project for cultural and archaeological heritage conservation. Yoshio Taniguchi worked with the studio of architect Kenzo Tange for more than a decade. His best-known works include Shiseido Art House, Ken Domon Museum of Photography, Sea Life Park Aquarium in Tokyo, the Toyota Municipal Art Museum and Horyuji Gallery at Tokyo National Museum, the expansion on MoMA in New York, the Kagawa Art Museum, the Kasai Rinkai Park Visitor Center, the Kyoto National Museum and the Suzuki Daisetsu Museum.
He is currently working on reconstruction of the Hotel Okura, built in the sixties by his father, Yoshirō Taniguchi, also an architect, and redevelopment of two blocks in Ginza (Japan) with construction of a multi-purpose building.
In the past, the “Piranesi Prix de Rome" for lifetime achievement has been awarded to Rafael Moneo, David Chipperfield, Peter Eisenman, and Bernard Tschumi, among others.
The 2016 prize was jointly organised by the Order of Architects of Rome, the Adrianea Academy of Architecture and Archeology and Fondazione Italia Giappone, with the support of prominent enterprises including Graniti Fiandre.
At the awards ceremony to be held on March 18 in Rome, at the Casa dell’Architettura, Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi will hold his first Lectio Magistralis in Italy.
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