Inaugural Isamu Noguchi Awards Go To Norman Foster & Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Norman Foster. (Courtesy Foster + Partners)

Norman Foster. (Courtesy Foster + Partners)

This week, the Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York announced the inaugural Isamu Noguchi Awards to recognize like-minded spirits who share Noguchi’s commitment to innovation, global consciousness, and Japanese/American exchange. The first recipients of the award are architects Norman Foster and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

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Sugimoto image courtesy of Wiki Commons

“The Isamu Noguchi Award serves to establish a dialogue with Noguchi’s profound legacy of innovation,” Noguchi Museum Director Jenny Dixon said in a statement. “We are honored to celebrate Lord Norman Foster and Hiroshi Sugimoto, whose exemplary work we believe demonstrates principles similar to those that inspired Noguchi.”

Motohide Yoshikawa, Ambassador of Japan to the United Nations, will present the award during a special ceremony at the Museum’s annual Spring Benefit on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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