Section 1

War and Peace

“War and Peace” section highlights how architect Tange Kenzo dealt with the Second World War. Throughout the prewar and postwar periods, Tange prioritized the treatment of the war dead in designing. While modern architectures generally advocate functionality and prioritize the benefit of the living people’s daily life, Tange pursued architectural designs through which the surviving citizens remain connected to the war dead. This section introduces presentation panels of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which earned him an international acclaim.

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    The Great East Asia Memorial Competition: The Great East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere Memorial Hall

    Birds-eye perspective | Kenchikuzasshi [Journal of Architecture and Building Science], December 1942, Architectural Institute of Japan

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    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

    Central Theme of Hiroshima City Planning | Peace City HIROSHIMA

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    Memorial Plaza for Students Who Perished in the War

    Model for Memorial for Students Who Perished in the War | 2013 | The Kagawa Museum

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    Lecture Manuscripts

    “Urban planning” lecture notes, written by Ohtoshi Mikio | Circa 1952 | Private Collection

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