Award-winning Japanese architect Prof Koh Kitayama is bound
for Queenstown as part of an Architectural Designers New
Zealand tour at the end of the month.
Prof Kitayama will talk about design and the inspiration for
some of his best-known works at a two-hour ticketed function
in Crowne Plaza Queenstown on April 3.
Joining Prof Kitayama will be Dr Andrew Barrie, the New
Zealand born award-winning architectural critic and designer
formerly based in Tokyo.
A recipient of more than 30 prestigious awards, Prof
Kitayama's most recognised awards include the Japan Institute
of Architecture award in 2002 for his Katta Public General
Hospital and the annual architectural design commendation in
2010 for his work on Yutenji Apartments.
In 2010, Prof Kitayama was chosen as the commissioner for the
Japan Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture
Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Prof Kitayama is at the Yokohama National University and
director of Architecture Workshop, which he founded in 1978.