Designer TOYO ITO

World-renowned Japanese architect who wins the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2013, known for his innovative and conceptual designs.

Toyo, Ito, the Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect.
Graduated from the University of Tokyo’s architecture department in 1965.
In 1972, founded his own office, Urban Robot (URBOT) which was renamed Toyo Ito & Associates Architects in 1979.

His works are the embodiment of his flexible and novel idea that has been garnering attention from in and out of Japan.
His most remarkable contributions are an exploration of a new type of museum “Sendai Mediatheque (2001)”,
one of the masterpieces of Pritzker Prize-winning architecture “White U (1976)” and “Silver Hut (1984)”
that is a highly acclaimed house which marks the culmination of his work in the ’80s.
Since 2000, he has globally handled public buildings, and he was awarded UIA Gold Medal in 2017.