sou fujimoto designs bowl-shaped plaza for community center in hida

Audrey J. Powers

sou fujimoto unveils 2nd venture for Hida

 

A walkable rooftop tops this group centre made by Sou Fujimoto Architects for the Japanese metropolis of Hida. Tentatively named ‘Hida Furukawa Station Japanese Development’, the job will be part of Hida Takayama University as element of a larger plan to invigorate and improve the little metropolis.

 

Planned for a 21,300 sqm web-site to the north east of Hida Furukawa Station, the new neighborhood heart is envisioned as ‘a regional collaborative base’ to enrich the lifestyle of people by delivering assorted leisure and cultural facilities. The challenge also aims to increase circulation as a result of Hida and entice a lot more visitors to the spot.

sou fujimoto designs a bowl-shaped rooftop plaza for community center in hida, japan
pictures © Sou Fujimoto Architects

 

 

‘A stage where routines blend’

 

The group center will incorporate a college investigate foundation, pupil lodging, an all-climate actively playing subject, and various commercial outlets. These various functions will be housed around two floor levels underneath the massive rooftop plaza that requires condition as a bowl, or ‘utsuwa’ in Japanese. The valley-like ‘Utsuwa plaza’ echos the mountainous landscape of Hida. Entered from any path, it will provide a hub for passersby and become a area wherever men and women can get. Pop-up capabilities and things to do will also enliven the rooftop room.

 

In addition to its unique form, the roof is also characterized by random openings, very similar to Sou Fujimoto’s a short while ago completed ‘House of Music’ in Budapest. At the edge of the constructing, the structure curves up to connect to the surrounding city.

 

The architects say, ‘Tradition and upcoming, variety and convergence, individual and team, character and artifice, exposure and security, will all come alongside one another. The Utsuwa is an personal space, but also a extensive mound framing the sky in its shifting seasons, with a terrain continuing to the Hida mountains. It will be a phase in which functions mix, like devices in an orchestra of thoughts.’

sou fujimoto designs a bowl-shaped rooftop plaza for community center in hida, japan
the rooftop plaza is a position the place men and women can get

sou fujimoto designs a bowl-shaped rooftop plaza for community center in hida, japan
the bowl-shaped roof opens up to the town

sou fujimoto designs a bowl-shaped rooftop plaza for community center in hida, japan
the method involves several industrial retailers

sou fujimoto designs a bowl-shaped rooftop plaza for community center in hida, japan
the roof attributes massive openings

 

 

undertaking details:

 

name: Hida Furukawa Station Jap Progress (tentative title)

site: Hida, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

architecture: Sou Fujimoto Architects

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