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There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.

There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.

I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.

I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.

Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.

Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.

I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my own designs as part of my thinking on this matter. ---->>>

In my opinion, further consideration of those views will help us find a way out of the current impasse, and reveal to us the kinds of buildings and cities required by the informational society. ---->>>

Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.

Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.

Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Japanese
Born: 09-04, 1913
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Die: 03-22, 2005
Occupation: Architect
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Kenzō Tange (丹下 健三, Tange Kenzō, 4 September 1913 – 22 March 2005) was a Japanese architect, and winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. He was one of the most significant architects of the 20th century, combining traditional Japanese styles with modernism, and designed major buildings on five continents (wikipedia)