the watari-um gallery in tokyo which was opened in 1990 was designed by the swiss architect mario botta. the museum`s striking shape is a projection of the dimensions of the construction site on the edge of harajuku and gaienmae avenue. the name derives from the combination of the founder`s family name and the word `museum`.

although the museum is rather small, the museum is known for the regularly-held thematic exhibitions showing both japanese and international artists at all stages in their careers.

gps: 35.6707000732421 139.71339416503906 / code: japtok0075

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location: japan, tokyo

architect: mario botta

completed: 1990

photo: 14/12/30




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