sou fujimoto to design tempo’s tokyo gallery in azabudai hills

tempo will land in central tokyo with a brand new gallery house


Tempo will quickly land in Central Tokyo with a brand new gallery house designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. Anticipated to welcome guests in Spring 2024, the three-story exhibition hub can be a part of town’s new Azabudai Hills growth, taking on the decrease flooring of a constructing designed by British designer Thomas Heatherwick. 


Tempo’s curiosity in Tokyo dates to the late Nineteen Sixties when founder Arne Glimcher first started frequently visiting town to attach with native artists, curators, and collectors. Within the following many years, Tempo has remained deeply concerned in Japan’s arts neighborhood. Marc Glimcher, CEO of Tempo Gallery, sees this transfer as a chance to affix Japan’s cultural panorama and, notably, Tokyo’s mark on the modern artwork scene in Asia. ‘Tempo’s artists have at all times held Tokyo and Japan to be a touchstone of inventive innovation, so providing these artists a house and a workforce on this endlessly dynamic metropolis is extremely thrilling. Tokyo may also give us a chance to spend extra time with our Japanese artists and collaborate extra carefully with our colleagues in different Japanese galleries, with whom now we have had such lengthy and productive relationships. We consider it’s time for Japan to take its place once more as one of the crucial outstanding gathering communities on this planet, and I hope that Tempo can play an essential position in that progress, he shares.

sou fujimoto to design a three-floor gallery for pace in central tokyo's azabudai hills
Tempo Tokyo can be a part of the Azabudai Hills complicated | all renderings © DBOX for Mori Constructing Co., Ltd



three-floor inside designed by sou fujimoto


The interiors of the Tempo gallery in Tokyo —spanning three flooring and roughly 511 sq. meters —can be designed by Sou Fujimoto (see extra right here), whose observe focuses on the symbiotic relationships between the human physique, the pure world, and architectural design. Along with the 279 sqm exhibition house cut up throughout the primary and second flooring, the third ground supplies house for an outside sculpture together with a personal terrace, built-in throughout the constructing’s landscaped design idea, which evokes a picture of rolling hills.


This upcoming Tokyo gallery can be housed in Azabudai Hills, the most recent undertaking by Mori Constructing, specialists in city redevelopment working primarily in central Tokyo. Azabudai Hills has been conceived as a ‘Trendy City Village,’ or a compact metropolis with a central plaza surrounded by lush greenery the place folks can join, centered round a verdant inexperienced plaza. Greater than 35 years within the making, the event prizes sustainability and is powered totally by renewable power, with designs led by the likes of Thomas Heatherwick. 

sou fujimoto to design a three-floor gallery for pace in central tokyo's azabudai hills
the interiors can be designed by Sou Fujimoto



At the moment, Tempo has eight areas worldwide, together with a European foothold in London and Geneva in addition to Berlin, the place the gallery established an workplace in 2023. Tempo maintains two galleries in New York—its headquarters at 540 West twenty fifth Road, which welcomed nearly 120,000 guests and programmed 20 exhibits in its first six months, and an adjoining 8,000 sq. ft. exhibition house at 510 West twenty fifth Road. Tempo represents a number of the most essential artists working in the present day in Japan, together with Lee Ufan, Yoshitomo Nara, Kohei Nawa, and teamLab.

sou fujimoto to design a three-floor gallery for pace in central tokyo's azabudai hills
spanning three flooring and roughly 511 sq. meters

sou fujimoto to design a three-floor gallery for pace in central tokyo's azabudai hills
the gallery will welcome guests in Spring 2024

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