Education of Arata Isozaki:
- 1954: University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering
- Apprenticed with architect Kenzo Tange
Important Buildings by Arata Isozaki:
- 1971-1974: Gumma Prefectural Museum of Modern Art in Takasaki City, Japan
- 1981-1986: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, California
- 1989-1990: Team Disney Building in Orlando, Florida
- 1992: Sports Hall, Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain
- 1995: Kyoto Concert Hall, Japan
- 2005: Shenzhen Cultural Center, China
- 2013: Qatar National Library, Doha
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For example, Isozaki wanted to express a yin-yang theory of positive and negative space when he designed the Team Disney Building in Orlando, Florida. Also, because the offices were to be used by time-conscious executives, he wanted the architecture to make a statement about time.
Serving as offices for the Walt Disney Corporation, the Team Disney Building is a startling landmark on the otherwise barren stretch of Florida's Route I-4. The oddly looped gateway suggests gigantic Mickey Mouse ears. At the building's core, a 120-foot sphere forms the world's largest sundial. Inside the sphere is a serene Japanese rock garden.
Isozaki's Team Disney design won a prestigious National Honor Award from the AIA in 1992.
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