The winner of the Royal Academy’s inaugural Architecture Prize for lifetime achievement on being a woman in a male-dominated field. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Kanto Gakuin University, Itsuko Hasegawa became a research student in the Department of Architecture. archINFORM homepage of Itsuko Hasegawa (*) – Japanese architect, active in Tokyo [contains a list of buildings].

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Families Teachers and students Groups Access. She founded her own practice, Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier, in and was the first woman architect to design a public building in Japan. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the summer ofHasegawa completed a design for the seat theatre for the temporary four-month Nagoya Design exhibition. Through this prize we hope to bring her the much-needed recognition she deserves,” said Louisa Hutton RA, chair of the jury.

In she established Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier. He studied with the architect Kiyonori Kikutake and worked as a research assistant for Kazuo Shinohara. After the metabolic experience, Hasegawa then continued to work with Shinoara on traditional Japanese architecture: She was the first woman architect to create a public building.

From a collective encouraging communities in Bogota to self-organise to build, to a woman architect mentoring the next generation in Ethiopia and another designing elegant homes in Japan, the shortlist displays the different nature of architecture being produced around the world.

Itsuko Hasegawa began to work with the Metabolist architecture with Kazuo Shinohara, Fumihiko Maki and Kenzo Tange merging the ideas of megastructures with organic growth. It hopes to discover and bring to the fore unusual and highly sophisticated work that ranges from the social to the political and the very architectural to the technical.


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The architect in Japan, Go Hasegawa, is making very beautiful buildings with a strong feeling of materiality, while working with the same hqsegawa of touch that we have all grown to love from Japanese architects.

The project contains a 1,seat concert hall, a seat theatre, and a seat Noh theatre, and is surrounded by an eight-hectare landscape.

Itsuko Hasegawa

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She has also lectured at numerous universities and was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in Photograph by Shuji Yamada. Suzu Performing Arts Center, ground floor plan. Hasegawa won an open competition for the design of the Niigata Performing Arts Centre. Also, in she received the Japanese Prime Minister’s Award for her contribution to the achievement of a gender equality society. Hasegawa seems to be speculating how one can change the world through architecture in employing the skills of the discipline – by designing and making buildings – in the service of society.

Includes drinks reception in the Collections Gallery from 6. She has won numerous prizes and contests both in Japan and abroad.

The Menil Collection and beyond Renzo Piano: The venue was constructed atop reclaimed land that used to be part of the Shinano River. As a jury we were unanimous in our decision, all agreeing that Hasegawa is an architect of great talent who has been under recognised.


This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat An event by The Hecar Foundation”. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Kanto Gakuin UniversityinHasegawa began working as a graduate student in the laboratory of Kazuo Shinohara in the Department of Architecture of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Initially, the design was not popular among the local residents, who were concerned on how the building would be buried below ground level.

Royal Academy Architecture Prize Lecture: Itsuko Hasegawa | Event | Royal Academy of Arts

She founded her own practice inand after earning notoriety when she won the competition to design the Shonandai Cultural Centre in Fujisawa, Hasegawa was then commissioned to do a large basegawa of projects across Japan including the Sumida Culture Factory, the Yamanashi Museum of Fruit, and the Fukuroi Workshop Centre. In February, the Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa won the inaugural Royal Academy Architecture Prize, honouring her inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture.

The Utsuko Academy of Arts in London today announced that the renowned Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa has been awarded the Royal Academy Architecture Prizehonouring her inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture.