"Tadao Ando Construction Site of 21_21 'A Hard-Fought Process'"


Tadao Ando Construction Site of 21_21
'A Hard-Fought Process'

From October 7 to 28, 2017, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will hold "Tadao Ando Construction Site of 21_21 'A Hard-Fought Process.'" This is a program linked to the "10th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo - TADAO ANDO : ENDEAVORS,"which will be held at the National Art Center, Tokyo.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT opened in 2007 with its building designed by Tadao Ando. The architect had already been discussing the future of design in Japan with Issey Miyake, the founder of 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT. He was inspired by "A Piece of Cloth," which is the underlying concept of Miyake's clothes-making, and designed a structure with a characteristic roof appearing like a single piece of steel bent and folded. Japan's outstanding technological prowess and the artisan's scrupulous skills can be seen throughout the building.

This program will showcase the initial architectural ideas and sketches of the building, and part of the photos and videos of the construction sites, which were introduced in the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Special Program "Tadao Ando Construction Site 2006 'A Hard-Fought Process'," a 2007 exhibition focusing on how the building came into being. A pop-up shop will also be open selling original items related to this architecture, as well as books on Tadao Ando, among others.

We hope this will be an opportunity for you to appreciate the attracts of the architecture that Ando had attempted to make as "a forum where the emotions in discovery and encounter are created," together with the exciting space of Gallery 3 which opened this March.

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October 7 (Sat) - 28 (Sat), 2017
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3
*Gallery 1 and 2 will be closed from October 2 to 19 for the installation.
10:00 - 19:00
Planned by
Planning Associate
Tadao Ando Exhibition Committee

Two programs will also be carried out, in conjunction with the "TADAO ANDO : ENDEAVORS" exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo.

ANDO Architecture Stamp Rally to commemorate the "TADAO ANDO : ENDEAVORS"
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will participate in ANDO Architecture Stamp Rally. During the "TADAO ANDO : ENDEAVORS" exhibition, the stamp-rally desks will be placed at the venue (the National Art Center, Tokyo) and seven Ando's architectural works in Tokyo. You will be able to collect stamp by travelling around those sites.
Date:September 27 (Wed) - December 18 (Mon), 2017
* The stamp-rally desks will not be equipped from October 2 (Mon.) to 6 (Fri.) since the entire 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT building will be closed.

Mutual discount for the "TADAO ANDO : ENDEAVORS" and the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "Wild: Untamed Mind"
By presenting the ticket (a stub is also accepted) for one of the exhibition between the "TADAO ANDO : ENDEAVORS" exhibition and the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "Wild: Untamed Mind" (October 20, 2017 - February 4, 2018), you will receive a discount of ¥100 on the regular admission fee of the other exhibition. (You may not use other discount coupons together. One discount coupon is valid for one person, to be used once only.)

"10th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo - TADAO ANDO : ENDEAVORS"

September 27 (Wed) - December 18 (Mon), 2017 *Closed on Tuesdays
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