10th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo - Tadao Ando: Endeavors

The National Art Center, Tokyo

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[Image: Tadao Ando "Church of the Light" Ibaraki, Osaka (1989)]

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Tadao Ando (1941-), who is known for his unconventional résumé as a former professional boxer turned self-taught architect, made a start to his architectural career in 1969 as an “urban guerrilla.” He has since been constantly delivering novel designs that challenge our preconceptions about architecture. He began expanding the sphere of his activities overseas from the 1990s, and he has realized ambitious projects in nations throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. He has also been actively engaged in social contribution projects focused on environmental restoration and post-disaster reconstruction. Learn about the life of this extraordinary architect, his creations, and his current ambitions in this exhibition, which sheds light on the great trail of endeavors he has left behind him and on his visions for the future ahead. It will be structured in six sections titled, “Origins/Houses,” “Light,” “Void Spaces,” “Reading the Site,” “Building Upon What Exists, Creating That Which Does Not Exist,” and “Nurturing.” The exhibition spaces featuring more than 200 models, sketches, and drawings have been designed by the architect himself. By traversing these spaces, visitors will be able to retrace the architect’s footprints and gain a renewed appreciation for the richness and infinite potential of the culture of architecture.



from September 27, 2017 to December 18, 2017
Closing at 22:00 on Sep. 30 (Sat) and Oct. 1 (Sun).


Tadao Ando


Adults ¥1500, University Students ¥1200, High School students ¥800, High School Students and Under Free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Note:On a Public Holiday Tuesday, the museum is open, but closed on the following Wednesday.


Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Phone: 03-5777-8600

In front of exit 6 of Nogizaka station on the Chiyoda line, 4 minutes walk from exit 7 of Roppongi station on the Oedo and Hibiya lines.

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