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Cersaie 2014: Conferences and Seminars
Toyo Ito Keynote lecture

Thursday 25 September - 11.00 a.m.
Europauditorium - Palazzo dei Congressi


Speaker Toyo Ito More

Toyo Ito

AIA Honorary Fellowship, RIBA Honorary Fellowship, Kumamoto Artpolis Commissioner

Biographical notes
1941  Born in Seoul Metropolitan City
1965-69  Graduated from The University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture
              Worked at Kiyonori Kikutake Architects and Associates
              Started his own studio, Urban Robot (URBOT) in Tokyo
1979 Changed its name to Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Awards and Prizes
1986 Architecture Institute of Japan Prize for “Silver Hut”
1992 33rd Mainich Arts Award for Yatsushiro Municipal Museum
1998 Ministry of Education Award for the Encouragement of Arts for “Dome in Odate”
1999 Japan Art Academy Prize for “Dome in Odate”
2000 Accorded the Title “Academician” from The International Academy of Architecture
2000 The Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from American Academy of Arts and Letters
2001 Grand Prize of Good Design Award 2001 from Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) for “Sendai Mediatheque”
2002 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 8th International Architecture Exhibition NEXT at the Venice Biennale
2003 Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for “Sendai Mediatheque”
2004 XX ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for “Ripples” (furniture design)
2006 Royal Gold Medal from The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
        Public Building Award for “Sendai Mediatheque”
2008 ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for the Stand Horm 2005
        6th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts
2009 Medalla de Oro from Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid
2010 The Asahi Prize 2009
        The 22nd Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu
2012 Golden Lion for Best National Participation for the Japan Pavilion 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (Served as Commissioner)
2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Moderator Francesco Dal Co More

Francesco Dal Co

Architect and Professor of history of architecture, IUAV Venice

Biographical notes

Degree in architecture, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), 1970.

Professor, History of Architecture, IUAV, 1981.

Professor, History of Architecture, School of Architecture, Yale University (1982-1991).

Professor, History of Architecture, Accademia di Architettura, Università della Svizzera Italiana (1996-2005).

Director, Department of History of Architecture, IUAV (1995-2003).

Director, Architecture Section, Venice Biennale (1988-1991).

Editor of magazine Casabella (1996-).

Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Scholar, Center for Advanced Study, Getty Center, Los Angeles.

Member of the Accademia di San Luca.

Honorary Fellow Royal Institute of British Architects.



Video interview

Toyo Ito