Kengo Kuma named one of 2021’s most influential people in TIME 100

As is usually (but not always) custom, a single architect has been honored in the latest edition of TIME magazine’s TIME 100 list, a hotly anticipated annual round-up of the 100 most influential people for that given year. This year’s honor belongs to Kengo Kuma, the celebrated Tokyo-based architect and educator whose Japan National Stadium served as the timber-centric centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Olympics and 2020 Summer Paralympics held this year in Tokyo. Most recently, AN profiled Kuma’s H.C. Andersen’s House, an immersive museum dedicated to the beloved Scandinavian fairy tale scribe in Odense, Denmark.

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