Sixth Edition 2017-2018
Born in Osaka in 1971, in 1997 he received a Master’s degree from Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering. After working at Toyo Ito & Associates, he established Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office in 2005. He is currently a specially-appointed Associate Professor at the Tohoku University and a part-time lecturer at Kyoto University and Tokyo University. He has been awarded the 19th Japan Institute of Architects newcomer prize, second prize in the Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Popular Music Center International Competition (2011), Elita Design Award (2012), Golden Lion at the 13th Venice Biennale Architettura with Toyo Ito, Naoya Hatakeyama, Sou Fujimoto, Kumiko Inui (2012), first prize in the Kamaishi City Disaster Recovery public housing proposal (2012) and first prize in the Ota City Library and Museum proposal (2014). In 2016 he won the Adan prize for the Higashi-Totsuka church. He has lectured at Bauhaus Dessau, Harvard University, University of British Columbia, Queensland University. Her work has been exhibited in Tokyo, the UK and Belgium, and presented at Art Basel, Frieze Art Fair and the Salone del mobile in Milan.
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