11/13/08

Hanamidori Cultural Center, Tokyo

Another project by Atelier Bow-Wow. The Hanamidori Cultural Center in Tokyo's Tachikawa City opened in 2005. Fifteen cylinders are topped with green and connected by a sweeping green roof of park landscape. Like shade under a tree, the inside and outside spaces are connected intrinsically, with glass facades and openings. The trusses of this shelter structure are arranged for moment forces so that parts allow openings for larger plantings above.

It's a growing architecture that unifies landscape and building.

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