Like many of his generation, Arata Isozaki was strongly shaped by the destruction of Japanese cities during World War II. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo, graduating in 1954 and working for Kenzo Tange—who was then working on plans for Tokyo’s future growth—until 1963.

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1. Art Tower, Mito, Japan | Arata Isozaki

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - Art Tower, Mito, Japan
A long exposure of the tower – Art Tower, Mito

Year: 1990
Type: Art Complex
Location: Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

2. ALLIANZ Tower, Italy

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - ALLIANZ Tower, Italy
View of the skyscraper – ALLIANZ Tower

Year: 2015
Type: Office Building
Location: Milan, Italy

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3. Domus: La Casa del Hombre, Spain | Arata Isozaki

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - Domus: La Casa del Hombre, Spain
View of the building – Domus La Casa del Hombre

Year: 2014
Type: Science Museum
Location: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

4. Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar
View of the centre – Qatar National Convention Center 2004-2011 Doha, Qatar

Year: 2011
Type: Exhibition Centre
Location: Doha, Qatar

5. Kitakyushu Central Library, Fukuoka, Japan | Arata Isozaki

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - Kitakyushu Central Library, Fukuoka, Japan
Top view of the site – Kitakyushu Central Library, Fukuoka, Japan

Year: 1974
Type: Public Building
Location: Fukuoka, Japan

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6. Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
The exterior viewed from the water body – Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

Year: 1974
Type: Museum
Location: Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

7. Nara Centennial Hall, Japan

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - Nara Centennial Hall, Japan
Curved facade of the structure – Nara Centennial Hall, Japan

Year: 1999
Type: Mixed-Use
Location: 7-1 Sanjōmiyamae, Nara, Japan

8. Ceramic Park Mino, Gifu, Japan

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - Ceramic Park Mino, Gifu, Japan
View of the complex – Ceramic Park Mino, Gifu, Japan

Year: 2002
Type: Public Building
Location: Chome-2-5 Higashimachi, Tajimi, Gifu 507-0801, Japan

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9. Lucerne Festival Ark Nova, Miyagi, Tokyo, Japan

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - Lucerne Festival Ark Nova, Miyagi, Tokyo, Japan
View of the site – Lucerne Festival Ark Nova, Miyagi, Tokyo, Japan

Year: 2011,2013,2014,2015,2017
Type: Public
Location: Tokyo, Japan

10. Oita prefectural library, Oita, Japan

15 Works of Arata Isozaki Every Architect should visit - Oita prefectural library, Oita, Japan
Interior View – Oita prefectural library, Oita, Japan

Year: 1966
Type: Public Building
Location: Oita, Japan

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