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Keywords Change this

Forgotten Masterpieces

Project timeline

1961 – 1964

Type

Religious

Location Change this

3-16-15 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo
Tokyo
Japan
www.tokyo.catholic.jp

Current state

Original

Architect Change this

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Article last edited by maria on
January 05th, 2015

St. Mary's Cathedral Change this

Tokyo, Japan
by Kenzo Tange Change this
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Description Change this

The original structure of 1899 was a wooden building in the Gothic style. It was burned during World War II. The present church, designed by Tange Kenzo, dates from 1964. Kenzo Tange won the competition for the reconstruction of this church in 1961. It was built with assistance from Wilhelm Schlombs, architect to the Archdiocese of Cologne, the engineer Yoshikatsu Tsuboi, who worked with Tange on many of his projects and the Zurich architect Max Lechner.

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