Toyo Ito Wins Japanese Praemium Imperiale

30 September 2010 (Last Updated September 30th, 2010 18:30)

The Japanese Art Association has awarded the Praemium Imperiale architecture laureate 2010 to Toyo Ito. The Korean-born architect will receive 15m yen ($180,000) prize at a ceremony in Tokyo on 13 October. Founded in 1989, the award recognises achievement in the arts in five

The Japanese Art Association has awarded the Praemium Imperiale architecture laureate 2010 to Toyo Ito.

The Korean-born architect will receive 15m yen ($180,000) prize at a ceremony in Tokyo on 13 October.

Founded in 1989, the award recognises achievement in the arts in five categories.

The association described the Ito as a conceptual architect who is both constantly innovative and globally influential, according to bdonline.co.uk.

Past recipients of the award include Zaha Hadid in 2009, Peter Zumthor in 2008 and Herzog & de Meuron in 2007.