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Modernism

World Peace Memorial Cathedral / Togo Murano
20th Century Retrospective, Japanese Architecture, Religious Architecture

World Peace Memorial Cathedral / Togo Murano

Built in 1946 by Japanese Architect Togo Murano, the World Peace Memorial Cathedral is a Catholic Catholic Church constructed in remembrance of A-bomb and war victims, and also to pray for world peace. The building was designated an important cultural property as the first architecture after World War II along with the Peace Memorial Museum by Kenzo Tange.

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Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange
20th Century Retrospective, Educational & Sports Facilities, Japanese Architecture

National Gymnasium for Tokyo Olympics / Kenzo Tange

As in the past, with the Yoyogi National Gymnasium Kenzo Tange continues to stimulate the creative possibilities of the architecture of our times. Designed and built between 1961 and 1964 to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Summer Olympics, the design inspired Frei Otto’s arena designs for the Olympic Stadium in Munich.

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