Akihisa Hirata Global Bowl
“These days, I think that the architecture we design should embody a “different dimension” which pierces through the mediocre reality” (Akihisa Hirata)
This architectural work created by assembling wood which has been cut using the latest Japanese three-dimensional cutting technology, stands with both a strong sense of materiality and something resembling the fineness of a craftwork. A hole-like space bringing various contexts in the city will be realized.
HOW TO VISIT
Venue: In front of United Nations University
5-53-70, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00
Note: There is no dedicated parking lot. Please refrain from coming to the venues by car as parking is limited in the neighborhood.
WARNING: Hanging and climbing on the pavilion are STRICTLY prohibited.
Born in 1971. He got his master’s degree from Kyoto University in 1997. After working for Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, established his own o ce, Akihisa Hirata Architecture O ce in 2005. Now he is a professor of Kyoto University. His representative works are Kotoriku, Art Museum & Library, Ota, and 9h nine hours. He is working on the exterior and rooftop design for the Jingumae 6-chome Urban Redevelopment Project, scheduled for completion in 2022. He got many prizes; the 19th JIA Newface Award, Elita Design Award (Photosynthesis), the Golden Lion at the 1 th Venice Biennale in 2012 and more. He participated in an exhibition, Japanese Constellation in MoMA in 2016.