Arata Isozaki (Oita, Japan, July 23, 1931) is a Japanese architect.


Arata Isozaki graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1954 and studied with Kenzo Tange.

In 1963 he founded the Arata Isozaki Atelier, today Arata Isozaki & Associates.

Member of the Pritzker Prize jury from 1979 to 1984, Isozaki has received international recognition for his works that have been built all over the world.

In 2005, Arata Isozaki founded the Italian branch of his office: Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associates. One of the major projects from this office is currently underway: CityLife office tower, a redevelopment project in the former trade fair area in Milan.

Arata isozaki and Andrea Maffei have recently completed the New Town Library in Maranello.

Notable works[]

  • 1961 - 1966 Ōita Prefectural Library, Ōita, Ōita, Japan
  • 1974 Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
  • 1981- 1986 Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, California, United States
  • 1983-1990 New entrance of the CaixaForum Barcelona building, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1990 Art Tower Mito, Japan
  • 1992 Sports Hall for the 1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1995 Kyoto Concert Hall, Kyoto, Japan
  • 1995 Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Kraków, Poland
  • 1995 Domus Casa Del Hombre, La Coruña, Spain
  • 1999 COSI Columbus, Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • 2001-2004 Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Education City, near Doha
  • 2002 Torino Palasport Olimpico, Turin, Italy
  • 2004 Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
  • 2008 New Train Station in Bologna (Italy) - competition winner (with Andrea Maffei)
  • 2010 New Concert Hall Building, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2011 New Library in Maranello (MO), Italy (with Andrea Maffei)
  • CityLife office tower in Milan (Il Dritto), Italy - under construction (with Andrea Maffei)