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Tadao Ando (2004)
|Birth date||September 13, 1941|
|Birth place||Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan|
|Buildings|| Row House, Sumiyoshi, 1979|
Church of the Light, Osaka, 1989
|Projects||Rokko Housing I, II, III, Kobe, 1983-1999|
|Awards|| Alvar Aalto Medal, 1985|
Tadao Ando is a Japanese architect. He was born in Osaka in 1941. Before he designed buildings, he had many other important experiences in his life. He became a professional boxer as a teenager and spent time in Thailand fighting. He then traveled around the world to learn about buildings. Ando became successful in the 1970s and has built buildings all over the world.
- Pritzker Architecture Prize, "Tadao Ando, 1995 Laureate"; retrieved 2013-3-27.