Kengo Kuma & Associates Reveal Plans for New Aquatics Centre on Copenhagen's Waterfront

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Architects
Kengo Kuma & Associates. Partner in Charge.- Yuki Ikeguchi. Project Architect.- Marc Moukarzel
Associate Architects
Cornelius Vöge
Collaborators
Engineering Design.- Søren Jensen Engineers. Consulting Architect.- Niels Sigsgaard
Area
5,000.00 m²
Dates
2018
Venue
Trangravsvej 14, 1436 København K, Denmark

KENGO KUMA

Kengo Kuma was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa, Japan) in 1954. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo, finishing his degree in 1979. In 1987, he opened the "Spatial Design Studio". In 1990 he founded "Kengo Kuma & Associates" and extend the study to Europe (Paris, France) in 2008. Since 1985 and until 2009, has taught as visiting professor and holder at the universities of Columbia, Keio, Illinois and Tokyo.

Main Awards:

· 2011 The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art Encouragement Prize for "Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum."

· 2010 Mainichi Art Award for “Nezu Museum.”

· 2009 "Decoration Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (France).

· 2008 Energy Performance + Architecture Award (France). Bois Magazine International Wood Architecture Award (France).

· 2002 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland).

· 2001 Togo Murano Award for “Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum.”

· 1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for “Noh Stage in the Forest”. First Place, AIA DuPONT Benedictus Award for “Water/Glass” (USA).

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