Fifth Edition 2015-2016
Go Hasegawa was born in the Saitama Prefecture, Japan, in 1977. He earned his Master Degree from the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in 2002. After the degree he worked at Taira Nishizawa Architects until 2004. He established Go Hasegawa Associates in 2005. Between 2009 and 2011 he lectured at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Tokyo University of Science and the Hosei University; he was a lecturer at the Porto Academy in 2013. From 2012 until 2014 he was visiting professor at the Accademia di architettura, Mendrisio. In 2015 he earned a PhD in Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
In 2016 he was visiting professor at the UCLA in Los Angeles and the MIAW at the Politecnico di Milano. His works have been presented at numerous exhibitions such as the Chengdu Biennale in 2011 and the Venice Biennale in 2012, and published in major architectural journals in Japan and abroad. The House in a Forest was awarded the Kajima Prize in 2005, the Grand-Prix Tokyo Gas House Design Competition in 2007 and the Gold Prize in Residential Architecture Award of the Tokyo society of Architects & Building Engineers; the House in Sakuradai was awarded the Gold Prize in the 28th INAX Design Contest in 2004 and the 24th Shinkenchiku Prize in 2008. In 2014 he was awarded the AR Vanguard.
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