Tadao Ando: Endeavors

Art, Architecture

Former pro boxer, Pritzker Prize recipient and all-round boss architect Tadao Ando was momentarily in hot water for his role in the Olympic Stadium fiasco which eventually saw the Ando-picked Zaha Hadid plan discarded in favour of a less flashy and more down-to-earth design courtesy of Kengo Kuma. But the Osaka-born master was hardly deterred, and now flaunts his impressive oeuvre at this huge autumn show, held as part of the National Art Center’s tenth anniversary celebrations. Dive into Ando’s world via blueprints, sketches, models and complete presentations of all residential designs he’s ever created, look back at the architect’s work on Naoshima by entering a massive installation, and stop by a full-scale replica of Osaka’s Church of the Light, one of Ando’s most renowned works, in the open-air exhibition area.


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