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.
exhibition showcases more than 20 projects that Perrault has undertaken around
the world, providing a rare overview of his architecture over the past two
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
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.
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.
produced sketch book, entitled “20 projects”, written by Gilles de Bure, will
be edited in Japanese and English for the opening of the exhibition.