Death announced of 91 year old architect of Hiroshima Peace Centre.
Japan's most influential post-war architect, Kenzo Tange, has died at the age of 91.
Tange first came to prominence immediately after the second world war, when he built the Peace Centre at Hiroshima, on the site of the second atomic bomb to be dropped. His 1960 plans to redesign Tokyo sparked international attention, and although they were too contentious to be realised, his vision of huge concrete structures arching across the bay influenced a generation of British architects.
His most famous buildings include the cathedral of St Mary in Tokyo, the United Overseas Bank Plaza in Singapore, and the Tokyo Dome hotel. He continued working until 2002.
Kenzo Tange leaves his wife, Takako Iwata, a son and a daughter.