Arata Isozaki: Project for New Tokyo City Hall, 1986 poster
A large poster showing an elevation and plan of Isozaki's design for the New Tokyo City Hall.
Spring '86 was maybe a bit of a downer for Arata Isozaki - he didn't win the big competition to design City Hall. Actually, his old boss Kenzo Tange won instead. But on PlanetArchitecture most folks thought his entry was the most exciting by far. Isozaki's designs were submitted as silkscreen prints, one of which is redrawn on this poster. The power of those designs kept increasing as the years have passed. Since then, Isozaki's has built dreamscapes worldwide, won the Pritzker Prize and become a true starchitect. Moral? Sometimes it really is the taking part that counts.
Approximate dimensions: 100 x 68.7cm