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COSI Praises the Life and Legacy of Arata Isozaki

Friday, 30 December 2022

Mr. Isozaki, the Prolific Japanese Architect, Designed the COSI Building, Unique in the World, and Helped Him Win the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Columbus, Ohio (December 30, 2022) – The Center of Science and Industry (COSI), the “Best Science Museum in the Country” as voted by USA Today’s 10Best, praises the life and legacy of the Arata Isozaki, Mr. Isozaki was known as the ‘‘emperor of Japanese architecture’’ by his peers and as a ‘‘visionary” for architecture globally. The renowned architect received the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Mr. Isozaki was responsible for the design of COSI building, which involved new construction and the renovation of the historic Central High School. The state of the art 320,000-square-foot facility opened on the banks of the Scioto River in 1999 and was Isozaki's first project in the Midwest. Mr. Isozaki’s vision kept part of the historic Central High School and incorporated it into his design. His prolific work included over 100 completed buildings erected around the world including in Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia.

“We honor the life and legacy of Arata Isozaki, as he holds a special place in the history of COSI. As the chief architect of the COSI building, a structure that is unique in the world, Mr. Isozaki’s vision created a place that has engaged, inspired, and transformed millions in science, technology, engineering and math. We honor Mr. Isozaki for his incredible work that not only impacted our community through the walls of COSI, but architecture around the world. We send sincere condolences to the entire Isozaki family.”

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