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Japan 2020Ashigara Station – Ashigara Station Civic Center


Oyama, Shizuoka
Train station / Civic center

A train station and civic center facing Mount Fuji in Oyama, Shizuoka, along the Gotemba train line. To create a new public space for the local community, we created a grand staircase that functions as a multipurpose space. The stair can act as a waiting space for the train, information center for the community, an exhibition space for local artists, and a municipal office. The interior wood finish interior creates a warm atmosphere for community interaction.
The roof soars upwards in an attempt to greet Mount Fuji. The deep eaves supported by parabolically interlocking wooden lumber pieces, resonate with the parabolic silhouette of Mount Fuji. For the structural elements, we used “Fujiyama Kintokizai,” an Oyama local wood pine supplier; a material symbolic of regional economic revitalization.

Project team: Minoru Yokoo, Shoichi Murai, Shiho Yoo, Lee Yuen Yin, Miki Kondo*
*Former staff

Structural Engineer: Yasutaka Konishi
Mechanical Engineer: Kankyo Engineering
Construction: Usuko Co.Ltd

©︎ Photography by Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Team Minoru Yokoo, Shoichi Murai*, Yoo Shiho, Lee Yuen Yin* Construction Usuko Cooperation Konishi Structural Engineers Facility Kankyo Engineering Accumulation ACE-Architectual Cost Estimators Photography ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office