Ashizawa Ryuichi [Japan]
Architect/Professor of the University of Shiga Prefecture
Born in Kanagawa in 1971. After graduating from Waseda University in 1994, he worked for Tadao Ando Architect & associates. He started his own firm, RYUICHI ASHIZAWA ARCHITECTS & associates in 2001. He has been a professor at the University of Shiga Prefecture since 2015.
His projects include AQUA METROPOLIS OSAKA, GROTTO MA OF WINF, ECOTONE HOTEL IN BIWA LAKE, FACTORY IN THE EARTH, SPIRAL GARDEN, SWALES etc.
He has been awarded with domestic and international prizes, such as the 25th Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations award 1st Prize (JAPAN), Yoshinobu Ashiwara Award (JAPAN), Sustainable Housing Awards Housing Finance Agency Awards (JAPAN), SD review 2007 SD Prize (JAPAN), JIA environmental Architecture Award (JAPAN), The Adan Prize LEAF Award (U.K.), Energy Globe Award (Austria), FuturArc Green Leadership Award (Singapore), Dedalo Minosse International Prize (Italy) and International Architecture Award (USA).