"Kenzo Tange's work reflects and crystallizes the changing political and economic climate of Japan in a quarter century, from the nationalism of World War II, through defeat and reconstruction, to the renewed search for national identity and growth in confidence. Despite finers distinctions to be made in his changing concerns, it is possible to divide his career into two parts, whose major interests are the synthesis of Japanese traditions and modern architectureand the realization of a metabolist vision of the city."
Hiroshi Watanabe Contemporary Architects, 1987, p. 891
The second phase of a cultural/business center consists of a hotel and an auditorium, complementing the main building designed by the same architect. The complex includes an office building, a mosque, a shopping center, UNESCO offices, and an auditorium. The mosque is very prominent, and its roof is inclined and has the form of a crescent. The central patio has an arcade on both sides. The material used is white marble that gives a fresh atmosphere in the harsh climatic conditions.