About the Exhibition
TOTO GALLERY·MA is pleased to present the exhibition RCR Arquitectes: Geography of Dreams by RCR Arquitectes, who have continued to engage in activities that are sensitive to history, culture, and nature from their base of operations in Olot in Catalonia, Spain.

RCR was founded in 1988 by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta, who always work together through a three-way dialogue in creating their architecture that is not only richly poetic but also firmly grounded in the Catalan context. In recognition of their work, they became the first-ever trio to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2017.

In addition to laying out the architects' work from the past, this exhibition features an ongoing project RCR has been developing on the theme of "dreams" in Garrotxa, Catalonia. Through this project, called La Vila, RCR is venturing to create a laboratory for the study of perception by bringing people together to collectively learn and experience nature as a space on a vast site home to a research facility, workshop, accommodations, and pavilions. One structure on the site, the Paper Pavilion, was built in collaboration with residents of Yoshino, Nara, and made using Yoshino wood. The unique design that expresses RCR's creative world stands as a symbolic bridge between RCR and Japan, which has long been a source of inspiration for the architects.

All are encouraged to come experience a piece of the "geography of dreams" that RCR is slowly forming into reality through this diverse presentation, which includes actual structural components of the Paper Pavilion, a documentary film on their travels to Yoshino, and handmade drawings.

Image from the Exhibit
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Images for Media Use
Athletics stadium Tossols-Basil (1991-2012)
Olot, Spain ©Hisao Suzuki
La Lira theatre public space (2011)
Ripoll, Spain ©Hisao Suzuki
In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé
Soulages Museum (2014)
Rodez, France ©Hisao Suzuki
In collaboration with G.Trégouët
Waalse Krook Mediatheque (2017)
Gent, Belgium ©Hisao Suzuki
Exhibition Information
RCR Arquitectes: Geography of Dreams
Thursday, January 24 – Sunday, March 24, 2019
Mondays and National Holidays
TOTO Nogizaka Bldg. 3F, 1-24-3 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
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1-min. walk from Nogizaka Sta. (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line) Exit 3
6-min. walk from Roppongi Sta. (Toei Subway Oedo Line) Exit 8
7-min. walk from Roppongi Sta. (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line) Exit 4a
7-min. walk from Aoyama-itchome Sta. (Tokyo Metro Ginza/Hanzomon Lines or Toei Subway Oedo Line) Exit 4
TOTO GALLERY·MA Planning and Management Committee
Special Advisor: Tadao Ando
Members: Kazuyo Sejima, Manabu Chiba, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Erwin Viray
Special Support
Embajada de España,
Tokyo Society of Architects and Building Engineers, Tokyo Association of Architectural Firms, The Japan Institute of Architects Kanto-Koshinetsu Chapter, Architectural Institute of Japan Kanto Chapter
Hisao Suzuki; Tomoko Sakamoto; Filipe Nunes Faustino; Julia de Balle; Shuichiro Yoshida; Residents of La Vall de Bianya; Residents of Yoshino, Nara; Residents of Kawakami, Nara; Yoshino Lumber Industrial Cooperative; Masutani Architects; Namazugumi Inc.
Related Program
Thursday, January 24, 2019, Doors open at 17:30, starts at 18:30, scheduled to end at 20:30
Venue: Iino Hall (Iino Bldg. 4F, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Related Books
Author: RCR Arquitectes