Dominique Perrault Architecture


23 | 10 | 2010   |   26 | 12 | 2010

Urban Landscape - Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

Tokyo, Japan

At the same time that Dominique Perrault inaugurates the Fukoku Tower in Osaka, the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery presents a monographic exhibition on his work. The exhibition, “Dominique Perrault: Urban Landscape”, which examines multiple themes already displayed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2008, will be on display in Tokyo between October 23rd and December 26th, 2010.
The exhibition showcases more than 20 projects that Perrault has undertaken around the world, providing a rare overview of his architecture over the past two decades.

The exhibition begins with the French National Library and features significant projects including the Berlin Velodrome and Olympic Swimming Pool, the NOH Theatre in Tokamachi, Japan, the EWHA Campus Center in Seoul, South Korea and the Olympic Tennis Centre in Madrid, Spain. Works in progress are also presented such as the San Pellegrino thermal baths in Italy, the DC Towers in Vienna, Austria, the Thomas Dobrée Museum in Nantes in Western France, the head office for a major French company and several key projects newly won or directly ordered in 2010.

The exhibition also unveils objects designed by Perrault’s firm in Paris including lightings, chairs and metallic mesh that he uses to enrobe certain buildings, giving them an “haute couture” effect.

In particular, the exhibition examines works in which Perrault has focused on the connection between the architectural intervention and its urban or natural surroundings. Across five sections entitled “Urban Geographies”, “Periphery of Nature”, “Discovery of Places”, “Skyline Landscape” and “Transformation of Geographies”, the display provides a thorough insight into the architect’s vision and his strategies for different architectural situations and requirements.

A specially produced sketch book, entitled “20 projects”, written by Gilles de Bure, will be edited in Japanese and English for the opening of the exhibition.

Exhibition : « Dominique Perrault : Urban Landscape » 
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery ; Tokyo, Japan 
October 23rd, 2010 – December 26th, 2010