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Odate

AD Classics: Odate Dome / Toyo Ito & Associates

01:00 - 22 March, 2013
AD Classics: Odate Dome / Toyo Ito & Associates, © Mikio Kamaya
© Mikio Kamaya

The Odate Dome in the Akita Prefecture of Japan was completed by Toyo Ito in June 1997. The project is another example of the architect's impressive canon, making use of cutting edge technology and bringing architecture closer to people. Seemingly floating a few meters above the ground, the dome leaves space for the people to flow in comfortably, while the use of wood is itself a way of bringing nature into architecture while adopting the latest technological advancements.