Kisho Kurokawa

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Kisho KurokawaKisho Kurokawa except being an architect has got also many other qualities.

Academician, Japan Art Academy (Japan) President, The Japan Society of Landscape Design, Life Fellow, Architectural Institute of Japan, Life Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (U.K.) Honorary Fellow, American Institute of Architects (U.S.A.) Honorary Member, Union of Architects (Bulgaria) Honorary Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects (U.K., 1986-) International Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects(U.K., 2006-) Member, Ordre des Architects (France) Honorary Member, Bund Deutscher Architekten (Germany) Honorary Member, Union of Architects of the Republic of Kazakhstan.(Kazakhstan) Advisor, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2000-2004) Advisor, People’s Government of Guangzhou, China (2000-2002) Advisor, People’s Government of Shenzhen, China(1999-2002) Advisor, People’s Government of Jiaozuo, China Senior Advisor, Henan Provincial People’s, China

Kisho Kurokawa received Gold Medal from the Academy of Architecture, France (1986), Richard Neutra Award from California State Polytechnic University (1988), The 48th Japan Art Academy Award (highest award for artists and architects in Japan, 1992), and AIA Los Angeles Pacific Rim Award (first awarded, 1997). He was the first Japanese architect to become an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Union of Architects in Bulgaria. Kurokawa was awarded Walpole Medal of Excellence (UK) and Shangdu Friendship Award (China) in 2005 and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum International Architecture Award in 2006 (U.S.A).

Kisho Kurokawa was awarded Dedalo-Minosse International Prize (Grand Prix) 2003/2004 (Italy) for Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, which is also certified as a sustainable airport by Green Globe 21, UN in 2003.

In 1997, DOCOMOMO International (Documentation and Conservation of Modern Architectural Movement) has selected Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo (1970) to be included in their short list for World Heritage of Modern Buildings and Sites. In 2003, DOCOMOMO Japan has selected Sagae City Hall (Yamagata, 1997) as one of 100 distinctive modern architectures in Japan. In 2006, Nakagin Capsule Tower has been included in the 125 distinctive modern architectures in Japan.