Open Talk - Gakutoshi Kojima

Open Talk - Gakutoshi Kojima

My Matera


Wednesday 8th, ore 7h00 pm

c/o Casa Cava, Via S. Pietro Barisano, 47 - Matera

Free entry until all available space is taken.


Open Design School, Matera 2019 pillar project, in collaboration with EU-Japan Fest, hosts Gakutoshi Kojima, the Japanese architect who in 1974 participated in the 'International Competition for the Recovery of the Rioni Sassi' with an innovative approach to the theme of setting up historic centers on the occasion of major events, proposing modular and temporary structures that have significantly inspired the activities of the Open Design School.

 The meeting will be attended by Paolo Verri, Director of the Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation; Raffaello De Ruggieri, Mayor of the City of Matera; Antonella Guida, Coordinator of DiCEM's Architecture Course - UniBas; Lorenzo Rota, Architect; Leo De Finis, President of the Order of Architects of Matera; Saverio Acito, responsible for the implementation of law 771/86 for the recovery of the Rioni Sassi.

On 06 and 07 May, moreover, starting at 15:00 in the premises of the Complex of the Casale, it will be possible to participate in a design workshop held by the same Kojima together with the Open Design School: the aim of the workshop will be the elaboration of a concept for the construction of a "diffused theater" in the area between San Pietro Barisano and San Pietro Caveoso. Access is free.














Gakutoshi Kojima

Academic society and social activities:

Lecturer at Musashino Art University Department of Architecture

Chairman of Institute for the Synergy of Arts and Sciences

Director of Society for the Science of Design Studies, Japan





Content of achievement and project realization at ASHIHARA-ARCHITECT AND ASSOCIATES


Institute for International Studies and Training 1970

Hospital of Health Department, Ryukyu University 1972

Teatro Comune Sassi (Design Proposal) (Matera ITALIA) 1975

Pahlavi National Library (Design Proposal) 1978

National Museum of Japanese History 1980

Head Office of Dai-ichi Kangyo Bank 1980

Kitazawa Museum of Art, Suwa (Suwa) 1983

Musashino Art University (Tokyo, Yamanashi))1986~2011

Juchheim’s Head Office and Confectionery (Kobe) 1987

Juchheim’s Main Shop (Kobe) 1988

Memorial Fountains, National Diet (Tokyo) 1990

SONY Building, Renovation (Tokyo) 1992

Okayama Symphony Hall (Okayama) 1992

Phoenix Resort〈SEAGAIA〉(Miyazaki) 1994

Hokkaido Prefectural Youth Center, (Ashoro) 1998

Gifu Prefectural Facilities for Japanese Folk Culture, Takayama (Gifu) 2001

National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo 2001

Actually, member of the basic planner commits working on the replanning of Shibuya area (Hikarie Tower).

Also basic planner for the replanning of Toranomon and Akasaka.


Workshop - Type Design

Workshop - Type Design

Workshop - FUN-ZINE

Workshop - FUN-ZINE