Meeting with Tange Associates
21st March, Kofu City, Japan
DATE: 21/3/2017
Last 21st March 2017, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, visited the Yamanashi Cultural Center (1966), Kofu City, Japan, designed by Kenzo Tange.

This building is an outstanding example of rehabilitation after being undergoing earthquake retrofitting which expects to extend the building’s lifespan for another 50 years.

Before the visit, Prof. Ana Tostões had a meeting in Tange Associates office with Paul Noritaka Tange (in the picture) to know more about the rehabilitation project.

The visit was accompanied by:
the Executive Vice President of Tange Associates, Architect Tomohino Kimura
the President of Yamanashi Cultural Center, Eiichi Noguchi
the Facility Manager of Yamanashi Cultural Center, Ken Hosaka

Rehabilitation details: website

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page

Yamanashi NichiNichi Newspaper report (23rd March 2017): PDF below