Exhibition opening: JP-CH 2014 Building in Context

Exhibition opening: JP-CH 2014 Building in Context

The Japanese contemporary architecture in Switzerland exhibition “JP-CH 2014: Building in Context” opened its doors on Wednesday with a press-event in the afternoon and a lecture by Star-Architect Kengo Kuma in the evening.

BuildingInContext©AlinePaley-9575The exhibition,  initiated by the Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland and set up in collaboration with Archizoom from EPFL and the Design University in Geneva, HEAD, showcases five projects built in Switzerland by four Japanese architectural offices, namely Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, Riken Yamamoto and Sanaa.

BuildingInContext©AlinePaley-9858Already on the opening day, the exhibition attracted a great number of visitors to the design-oriented exhibition space, Spiral Garden in Tokyo’s Aoyama district. The exhibition will be open BuildingInContext©AlinePaley-9824 every day from 11am to 8pm from October 8 to 15. In addition to the exhibition, three lectures will be held: Kengo Kuma (Oct. 8), Riken Yamamoto (Oct. 13) and Sanaa (Oct. 15). Both lectures and exhibition are free; registration for the lectures is however required under www.JParchitecture.CH

Photos: (c) Aline Pailey

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