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To go on the waitlist for possible second ticket release after 1 October, please email ticketing@scci.org.au with KUMA–WAITLIST in the subject line.Please provide your name and phone number in the email.


‘KENGO KUMA: FROM RURAL VERNACULAR TO URBAN POTENTIAL’

Kengo Kuma is considered to be among the most significant figures in contemporary architecture. His works in rural areas of Japan, and his experience with ephemeral building materials and modest dwellings, inform his signature techniques and style which naturally merges architecture with its cultural and environmental surroundings, proposing gentle, human scaled buildings.

His high-profile works include Stone Museum (2000) in Nasu, Japan, The Nagasaki Prefectural Museum (2005), the Asakusa Culture Tourism Centre (2012), the Cultural Village, Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon, US (2017), the recent highly lauded V&A Design Museum, Dundee, Scotland (2018), and the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium.

Kengo Kuma & Associates have designed three major projects currently in development in Sydney: the soon-to-be iconic Darling Exchange – a six-storey community and retail centre with a facade wrapped in 20 kilometres of sustainably sourced timber – at Darling Harbour; a hotel tower (with Crone Architects) at Circular Quay; and a residential tower (with Koichi Takada Architects) in inner-city suburb, Waterloo.

Kengo Kuma was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1954. In 1990 he established Kengo Kuma & Associates, which has designed major architectural works in over 20 countries and received numerous prestigious awards, including: Global Award for Sustainable Architecture (2016); Architectural Institute of Japan Award; the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland); the International Stone Architecture Award (Italy); Decoration Officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (awarded by the French government, 2009); among others.


Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI) gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Cultural Partner The Japan Foundation.

With special thanks to Kengo Kuma Presenting Partner, The Art Gallery of NSW.


Image credit: Kengo Kuma & Associates, The Darling Exchange, Sydney, Australia, Architects impression, scheduled for completion 2018. Contributor: Kengo Kuma & Associates

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