Misono-za

御園座

Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za © SS Co., Ltd.  Masato Uchiyama

Misono-za

御園座

Aichi, Japan
2017,11
Theater
3,641.04m2

Nagoya has long cultivated performance art and artists and is known as the place of entertainment within Japan. Mizono-za, is located in the center of Nagoya’s theater district and we were tasked with reviving the historic space. The building is a new and unusual complex in that it integrates a shopping center facing a main road, as well apartments above the theater. The former theatre had walls of Namako-kabe (black square tiles with raised white grout), and we used this as the motif of our design developing into a glamorously illuminated façade that could match the “flower” of the city. As for the interior, we looked back to the old Misono-za by using vermillion as the basic color. A wide corridor stretching from the foyer to the main entrance was covered with vermillion helping to enhance this bright and beautiful theater that represents Nagoya.