Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Munetsugu Hall, Japan

  1. #1
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Default Munetsugu Hall, Japan

    Norihiko Dan
    ó born in 1956 in the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan ó is the designer of the beautiful Munetsugu Hall, completed in 2007 in Naka Ward, Nagoya, Japan. It is a privately-funded concert hall that continues the age-old but almost-dead tradition of wealthy arts patrons initiating and financing the creation of art spaces. Fluid, white wall shapes are the distinctive feature of Munetsugu Hallís main performance space. The walls bring to mind artistic sweep marks left by a gigantic builder who in his boredom doodled in his mortar tray with a massive trowel and then let the shapes solidify.

    Norihiko Dan has won several architecture awards in Japan and Taiwan including the Distinguished Architect Award of the Japanese Institute of Architecture and the ARCADIA Award Gold Medal in 2007. His work has been part of exhibitions in Japan, Taiwan, USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Italy and the UK. In addition to being a respected architect and educator, Norihiko Dan is also an architecture historian and writes novels and screenplays.

    Munetsugu Hallís generous benefactor is Tokuji Munetsugu who with his wife Naomi made a fortune in the restaurants business. Their company Ichibanya Co. Ltd. (based in Aichi, Japan) operates more than 1,000 curry and pasta restaurants under the names Curry House CoCo Ichibanya and Pasta de Coco. Munetsugu spent two billion yen to build the 310-seat concert hall. He has also set up a nonprofit organization to support welfare, sports and arts activities. - Tuija Seipell

  2. #2
    Hit By Ban Bus!
    Join Date
    Jun 2008


    is that the stage behind the telelphone pole?

  3. #3
    La vie en rose DitaPage*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006


    What? No!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 16th, 2007, 10:18 AM
  2. REM to get into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    By twitchy in forum Music and Music Videos
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: January 10th, 2007, 11:34 AM
  3. Bridget Hall [Model]
    By pinklilycat in forum Hot Women
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 15th, 2006, 04:42 PM
  4. Saw Anthony Michael Hall at dinner.
    By suede in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: January 3rd, 2006, 03:01 PM
  5. Jerry Hall slagging off Mick...
    By buttmunch in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: October 19th, 2005, 01:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts