Photo: Keitaku Hayashi

Tadao Ando


Established Tadao Ando & Associates in 1969. Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo. Recipient of numerous Japanese and foreign awards, including the Pritzker Prize (1995) and the UIA (International Union of Architects) Gold Medal (2005). Ando was also named Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2013). For Benesse Art Site Naoshima, he built eight structures on Naoshima, including Benesse House Museum (1992), Chichu Art Museum (2004), and ANDO MUSEUM (2013).