Tadao Ando designs arts centre for François Pinault in Venice

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Architect Tadao Ando has designed a new contemporary arts centre in Venice for luxury goods tycoon François Pinault.

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The project will convert the historic Punta della Dogana building into a space for part of the François Pinault collection and will open in 2009.

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The sketches shown here are by Ando.

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FRANCOIS PINAULT AND TADAO ANDO UNVEIL PLANS FOR A MAJOR NEW CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTRE IN VENICE

François Pinault and Tadao Ando have unveiled plans for a permanent contemporary arts centre in the Punta della Dogana building in Venice, scheduled to open to the public to coincide with the next Visual Arts Biennale in 2009.

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The new Centre will provide a second exhibition space in Venice for contemporary art from the François Pinault Collection, as well as works of 20th century Venetian art.

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Tadao Ando (b. 1941) established the firm Tadao Ando Architects & Associates in 1969. In 1995 he won the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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He designed the installation of the François Pinault Collection at the Palazzo Grassi which opened in May 2006.

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  • shusmita

    i want to pertipate in this contest.i am student of architecture.

  • mariana guevara

    i would appreciate if you are kind enough to send me a material as complete as you are able on the palazzo grassi and the new contemporary art center in venice for a paper i am elaborating for my history of architecture class on the museums of tadao ando.
    best regards,
    mariana guevara

  • javad

    this is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice
    thanks a lot