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KENZO TANGE 1913-2005

It is unlikely that any other architect better personified the enormous rebuilding effort in post-war Japan than Kenzo Tange, who has died aged 91. His work - which blended Corbusian Modernism with an instinctive sympathy for Japanese traditions - was perhaps best exemplified in the reconstruction effort in Hiroshima, which was focused on the 1955 Peace Centre, built directly on the spot where the atomic bomb exploded.

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