Norihiko Dan/architect,urban designer


Norihiko Dan was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan in 1956. After graduating from School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 1979, Dan studied under Fumihiko Maki in a postgraduate program. He completed his Master degree at the University of Tokyo in 1982 and received Master degree at School of Architecture, Yale University in 1984. In 1986, he founded his office Norihiko Dan & Associates in Tokyo. Dan participated in creating the proposal submitted to bid for EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN. After winning the bid, he protested against plans to abandon the environmentally-friendly original design and leveling the site. Dan harshly criticized conventional development methods in Japan and paved the way to preserving the natural environment of Kaisho Forest. Recently Dan assumed the post of Master Architect to preserve the urban and natural environment of Karuizawa Town.

He developed the theory of symbiotic medium to integrate architecture and landscape. He also advocates a new street rejuvenation type of city planning with his innovative townhouse design methods.

Norihiko Dan's major works include Sun Moon Lake Visitor Center in Taiwan, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport,Terminal 1, Hugo Boss building on Omotesando Avenue, Tokyo and Coredo Muromachi, a rejuvenation project of Muromachi East District, Nihonbashi Tokyo. Currently he teaches urbanology at Aoyamagakuin university,Tokyo.


團 紀彦 建築家/都市計画家

 1956年神奈川県生まれ。1979年東京大学工学部建築学科卒業後槇文彦に師事。1982年同大学大学院修士課程修了。1984年米国イェール大学建築学部大学院修了。1986年東京に團紀彦建築設計事務所設立。1998年愛知万博日本誘致案の作成に参画。誘致後の環境重視型原案の棄却と平場造成の復活に対し、日本政府の旧来型開発手法を厳しく批判、海上(かいしょ)の森の環境保全に道を開いた。2020年より軽井沢町の都市と自然環境保全のためのマスターアーキテクトに就任。共生媒体の概念を用いた建築とランドスケープの一体化や、新町屋の理念に基づく街路再生型の都市再生手法を提唱する。代表作に日月潭風景管理処、台北桃園国際空港第一ターミナル、日本橋室町東地区再生計画「コレド室町」、及び表参道HUGO BOSSなど。日本及び東アジアの各地域で都市再生と自然共生型の計画を手掛けている。近年青山学院大学総合文化政策学部教授として都市学を講ずる。

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Norihiko Dan and Assocates



If Komiya bldg.1-11-19 Minato-ku Tokyo

108-0073 Japan


東京都港区三田1-11-19 小宮ビル1階