Hiroo Nanjo was born in 1947 in Tokyo, studied urban design at University of Tokyo by Kenzo Tange, Sachio Otani, Fumihiko Maki and graduated (BS ARCH) in 1971.
After working 4 years in The Research Institute of Architecture (RIA) in Tokyo, Nanjo moved to Sao Paulo/BRAZIL in 1975 and worked during 10 years with many Brazilian Architects such as Joaquim Guedes, Plinio Croce, Roberto Aflalo, Gian Carlo Gasperini, Hector Vigliecca, Miguel Pereira, Roberto Bruno Padovano and so on. In 1976, the second year in Brazil, Nanjo was the winner of the national design competition for the Convention Center of Bahia State in Salvador.
Prior to returning to Tokyo in 1985 to open his own atelier, Nanjo had worked in many important projects, not only in Sao Paulo but all of Brazil, such as Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Recife-Pernambuco, Caraiba-Bahia, Barcarena-PA.
Atelier NANJO was founded very near from the Brazilian Embassy in Aoyama/Tokyo because of the passion for Brazil, and has maintained contacts with embassy diplomats as well as Brazilian Architects still now.
Nanjo has re-visiting frequently Brazil and was invited two times for San Paulo International Architectual Biennale(1993/1997), reporting current notices of Japanese architecture to Brazilian audience. At the same time, Nanjo has been acted as an introducer of Brazilian Architecture and Urban Design to Japan, specially about Brasilia and Curitiba, through writing and lecturing in Japan.
Many of Nanjo’s works relate to ueban space design. The Well-city Yokosuka is a typical urban complex project and the Sky-terrace Sayama is a reurbanization project, and both received the city landscape grand prize by Ministry.
Present Position :
Principal, Atelier NANJO
1971 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tokyo
Professional Affiliations :
Registered Architect, Japan
Fellow Member, Japan Institute of Architects
Teaching and Research :
1996-2006 Tokyo Metropolitan College
2002 City landscape grand prize by Ministry for Well-city Yokosuka
2014 City landscape grand prize by Ministry for Sky-terrace Sayama
2016 City landscape grand prize by Minato-City for Oaze-Shibaura
Major Projects :
1990 Marina Complex Kawama, Uraga, Kanagawa
1991 Kushikawa Community Center, Kanagawa
2000 Gran-Patios Koen-Higashino-Machi, Makuhari Baytown, Chiba
2000 Well-city Yokosuka, Kanagawa
2001 Top-hils honmachi, Iida-City, Nagano
2006 Elza Setagaya, Tokyo
2008 Plece Akiya Resort, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
2012 Sky-terrace Sayama, Saitama
2013 Proud Tower Shinonome Canal Coart, Tokyo
2014 Oaze Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2014 Gran-sweet Azabudai Hilltop Tower, Minato-ku, Tokyo