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Kenzo Tange gymnasium

Dezeen Agenda features plans to demolish Kenzo Tange's modernist gymnasium in Japan

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features the planned demolition of the Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium in Japan. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now.

The boat-shaped Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium in Japan by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Kenzo Tange is set to be demolished. Designed by the late architect in the 1950s, the landmark has been under threat of demolition since 2014 because of a roof leak.

As the decision was made without consultation from the local community, a petition has been launched to save the building.

Local architect Noriyuki Kawanishi told Dezeen that the announcement has made people "very sad and angry".

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