MArch Advanced programme trip to Japan



The students of the MArch Advanced programme in architecture, design and business administration are currently on a trip to Japan, included in the master’s programme, along with those in Venice, Switzerland, Barcelona, Porto and Milan, as well as workshops in Lisbon and Olot.

On this trip, the students are visiting Tokyo, enjoying the architecture of the Ginza, Shibuya and Shinjuku districts, mainly, and getting to know in situ projects by architects such as Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando, Sanaa, Kisho Kurokawa, Toyo Ito, Jun Mitsui or Kenzo Tange, highlighting some Japanese architects, as well as samples of other international architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Ricardo Bofill, Renzo Piano and many others. Among the projects visited, the Santa Maria Cathedral by Kenzo Tange, La Collezione by Tadao Ando, the Sunny Hills and the Tourist Information Center by Kengo Kuma or the Sumida Hokusai Museum in Sanaa, are some examples.

They will also visit Kyoto to learn about the historical architecture of imperial Japan and some of the most emblematic complexes of the country such as the Fushimi Inari Taisha, the Golden Pavilion or the Kiyomizu Dera, as well as specific examples of contemporary architecture designed by Tadao Ando or Arata Isozaki, as well as the impressive bamboo forest in Arashiyama.

A trip that is an immersion in contemporary and traditional Japanese architecture, as well as in its culture through its customs and gastronomy.


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