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In this Japanese name, the family name is Isozaki.
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Name Arata Isozaki
Nationality Japanese
Birth date 1931 (age 89–90)
Birth place Ōita, Japan
Awards Royal Gold Medal, 1986
Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2019

Arata Isozaki (磯崎 新 , Isozaki Arata, born 23 July 1931) is a Japanese architect.

Early life

Isozaki was born in Ōita.

He studied with Kenzo Tange, Kisho Kurokawa, and Fumihiko Maki at the University of Tokyo. He graduated in 1954.


Isozaki worked for Kenzo Tange & Urtec from 1954 to 1963. He started his own design office in 1963.

In 2005, Arata Isozaki started another office in Italy called Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associates.

Isozaki was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in March 2019.

List of projects

Kyoto Concert Hall01n4272
the Kyoto Concert Hall was built in 1995
  • 2011 — Maranello Library, Maranello, Italy
  • 2012 — Bologna Station, Bologna, Italy
  • 2014 — Citylife, Milan, Italy


Granship Facade
The "Granship" (Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center) was built in 1999

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