Hiroshi Hara

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About Hiroshi Hara

Hiroshi HaraHiroshi Hara (born 9 September 1936) is a Japanese architect and author on architecture. His major works, including Kyōto Station, the Umeda Sky Building in Osaka, the Yamato International building in Tokyo, the Sapporo Dome in Hokkaidō, and other important structures in Japan, have earned many awards. With a doctorate in engineering, he was a professor at the University of Tokyo until 1997, and has held an emeritus position since that time.

Hiroshi Hara graduated from the University of Tokyo with a BA in 1959, and subsequently earned an MA in 1961 and a PhD in 1964, also from the University of Tokyo. He became an associate professor in the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Tokyo in 1964 and an associate professor at the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo in 1969. He attended Harvard University’s Summer Seminar in 1968. In 1982, Hara became Professor at the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo, and in 1997, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo.

Hiroshi Hara is not only known as an architect but also as an author of theoretical essays on architecture and cities, amongst others the essay “Discrete City”.