KENZO TANGE – KENGO KUMA, Architectes des Jeux de Tokyo

"Kenzô Tange - Kengo Kuma.
Architects des Jeux de Tokyo"

The Olympics were held twice in Tokyo in 1964 and 2021, leading to the construction of numerous sports facilities. The National Yoyogi Stadium, in particular, designed by architect Kenzo Tange (1913–2005) was utilized as a venue for both Olympic Games and efforts led by the council are underway to promote its nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Olympic legacy. Furthermore, the new National Stadium designed by architect Kengo Kuma (1954–) not only served as the venue for track and field events but also hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the recent Olympic games, showcasing 21st-century Tokyo to the world. Expectations are high for this stadium to be handed down to future generations as a new Olympic legacy.
This exhibition, held at the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris, where 2024 Olympics is going to be held, traces the trajectories of these two architects through black-and-white photographs and models. Particularly in the first part, the focus is on the two stadiums, in the second part, residential projects designed by both architects influenced by the Katsura Imperial Villa, and in the third part, their influences from Paris and their activities in the city are introduced.

Duration:
2nd May, 2024 (Thursday) – 29th June, 2024 (Saturday)
Opening Hours:
11:00 - 19:00 Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and public holidays (8th May, 9th May)
Location:
Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris
Organizers:
The Japan Foundation, Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris
Co-organizer:
The National Yoyogi Stadium World Heritage Registration Promotion Council
Grant:
The Obayashi Foundation
Sponsorship:
  • Chaumet
  • CHRISTIAN DIOR G.K.
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Daiko Electric Co., Ltd.
  • DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • Daiwa Lease Co., Ltd.
  • HASEKO Group
  • ITOKI CORPORATION
  • KAJIMA CORPORATION
  • KOMATSU MATERE Co.,Ltd.
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy- Louis Vuitton Japan K.K.
  • MAEDA CORPORATION
  • Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., NOMURA Co., Ltd.
  • Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
  • OBAYASHI CORPORATION
  • SATOHIDE CORPORATION
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • SUMITOMO FORESTRY CO.,LTD.
  • TAISEI CORPORATION, Taiyo Kogyo Corporation
  • TAKENAKA CORPORATION
  • TANSEISHA Co., Ltd., The Building Center of Japan
  • TODA CORPORATION
  • TOKYU CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.
  • TOKYU GROUP (In alphabetical order)
Special Cooperation:
Michiko Uchida, TANGE ASSOCIATES
Cooperation:
  • Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • The Museum of art Kochi Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
  • Mikiya Takimoto Photograph Office
  • TOPPAN Inc.
  • Nippon Design Center, Inc.
  • Association pour la MCJP
Supported by:
Embassy of Japan in France
Curator:
Saikaku Toyokawa

*Admission is free, reservations are recommended.
Please make reservations through the Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris website (available from early April).

■Contact:
info@gysc.or.jp
General Incorporated Association Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Steering Committee for World Heritage Nomination