Kenzo Tange: Nichinan Cultural Center, 1962D–1963

  • Nichinan, Japan, Show on map
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  • Here, Kenzo Tange created a crystalline internal space by opting for polygonal wall structures. The powerful concrete volumes are also an hommage to the cliffs on the coasts in the region. Here, concrete seems to be a “second nature”, albeit this is more abstract than with Gottfried Böhm’s Bensberg City Hall

  • Strongly weather-beaten, modernization/renovation and plans for the same unclear.