<Kengo Kuma Profile>
Kengo Kuma was born in 1954. Before establishing Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990, he received his Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, where he is currently a Professor of Architecture. Having been inspired by Kenzo Tange's Yoyogi National Gymnasium, built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Kengo Kuma decided to pursue architecture at a young age, and later entered the Architecture program at the University of Tokyo, where he studied under Hiroshi Hara and Yoshichika Uchida. During his Graduate studies, he made a research trip across the Sahara, exploring various villages and settlements, observing a unique power and beauty. After his time as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York, he established his office in Tokyo. Since then, Kengo Kuma & Associates has designed architectural works in over twenty countries and received prestigious awards, including the Architectural Institute of Japan Award, the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland), and the International Stone Architecture Award (Italy), among others. Kengo Kuma & Associates aims to design architecture which naturally merges with its cultural and environmental surroundings, proposing gentle, human scaled buildings. The office is constantly in search of new materials to replace concrete and steel, and seeks a new approach for architecture in a post-industrial society.
The Kengo Kuma Architectural City Design Office, presided over by Kengo Kuma, who has designed the new national stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will produce the entire project, with the interior design by Februar Image Co., Ltd., who designed the clubhouse at the Kirimaya Resort, and the Taisei Corporation will be responsible for the design and construction.
Our goal is to create a clubhouse where members and guests can experience a comfortable time and enjoy the space with a design that provides relaxation as if invited into a private residence.
Playing on the golf course is restricted to Ban Rakat Club members and their guests.
Playing on a distinctive and unique golf course is the members' only privilege, and you cannot get such opportunity just by wishing. The Ban Rakat Club promises the best member life experience in an exclusive space.