Nihondaira Yume Terrace | Kengo Kuma and Associates
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Japan 2018Nihondaira Yume Terrace

2018.9
Shizuoka
Community
Completed
964
3F

Nihondaira is a popular scenic spot in Shizuoka with a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji. We designed on its summit an observatory and an air corridor. Here we took a hint from the octagonal shape of Yumedono – the Hall of Visions – at Horyu-ji Temple in Nara. An octagon is formed from the cardinal directions, but is also given room to extend multi-directionally because of its diagonal lines. This particular geometry gave us the flexibility to provide visitors with a very prominent view of Mt. Fuji and the experience of walking above the ground. For the interior, we created a sense of complexity with the help of local Shizuoka cedar, like dense branches.

Team Atsushi Kawanishi*, Mizuho Ozawa, Takashi Taguchi, Nahoko Terakawa, Fumiki Sugawara, Yoo Shiho, Go Terasawa, Yuzuru Kamiya, Hisako Tokai, Hugo Poveda, Mamiya Tanaka*, Saki Osaka* Construction KIUCHI Construction, Tokai Denki Kogyojyo, Asahi Sangyo Cooperation Ohno Japan Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Accumulation Futaba Quantity Surveyors Exterior PLACEMEDIA, Landscape Architects Collaborative Publication Nikkei Architecture 2019/10/10 No.1153 , GA JAPAN 157 , Shinkenchiku 2016/05 , GA JAPAN 140 , Nikkei Architecture 2016/04/28 Photography ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office