Yu no Eki Ohyu

湯の駅おおゆ

Yu no Eki Ohyu © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Yu no Eki Ohyu © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Yu no Eki Ohyu © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Yu no Eki Ohyu © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Yu no Eki Ohyu © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Yu no Eki Ohyu © Kengo Kuma and Associates

Yu no Eki Ohyu

湯の駅おおゆ

Ohyu Onsen, Kazuno city, Akita, Japan
2015-
Road side rest area, Market, open air stage
Road side rest area 700 m2, Market 200 m2, open air stage 100 m2

Ohyu Onsen is a famous hot spring in Kazuno City of Akita Prefecture, and this new facility was designed as a community center to be part of the park where it is located. We created a space for foot-bathing also in the park that could exist in harmony with the landscape of the hot spring. Under a grand roof in wood spreads a fluid room of which shape can be changed according to the user’s purpose. We got a hint from local craft Magewappa, a ring-shaped box made of wood, and decided to use ring-shaped LVL for structure.