Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Making of Japanese Postwar Architecture

This article analyzed Kenzo Tange’s post-war architectural career and explained the connection between modernist architecture and traditional Japanese culture using the Peace Memorial Park as example.  It also argued for the important role of the Peace Memorial Park in conveying the spirit of a new beginning for the city, and evaluated the extent of success of Tange’s design of the Peace Memorial Park with reference to comments from different parties such as the Mayor of Hiroshima and a juror from the design competition.

Source: Cho, H. (2011). Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Making of Japanese Postwar Architecture. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10464883.2012.720915

 

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