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Toyo Ito's Japanese Pavilion wins best pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Dezeen Wire: the Japanese Pavilion curated by Toyo Ito (pictured above) has been awarded best pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Toyo Ito's Japanese Pavilion wins best pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Above: Toyo Ito (left) and Japan Pavilion team collect their award

The Japanese Pavilion presents alternative housing concepts for the homes that were destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Toyo Ito's Japanese Pavilion wins best pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Above: alternative housing models are displayed on rough wooden plinths inside the Japanese Pavilion

It's one of our top five pavilions not to miss at the biennale - check out the others here.

Toyo Ito's Japanese Pavilion wins best pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Above: inside the Japanese Pavilion

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