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

The most recent version of our weekly Dezeen Agenda publication options the deliberate demolition of the Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium in Japan. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now.

The boat-shaped Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium in Japan by Pritzker Structure Prize-winning architect Kenzo Tange is ready to be demolished. Designed by the late architect within the Nineteen Fifties, the landmark has been beneath risk of demolition since 2014 due to a roof leak.

As the choice was made with out session from the local people, a petition has been launched to avoid wasting the constructing.

Native architect Noriyuki Kawanishi informed Dezeen that the announcement has made folks “very unhappy and offended”.

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