Takao Sanguchi Station | Kengo Kuma and Associates
©Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Japan 2015Takao Sanguchi Station

2015.4
Tokyo
Civic
Completed
173
1F

The project was an entire makeover of the building of Takao Sanguchi station, using a grand roof made of wood. Mount Takao is worshipped as a sacred ground in the west of Tokyo. The roof here functions as a boundary between the secular world and the holy place, represented also by the railroad as a modern infrastructure and a big natural environment. The platform was also freshly designed with wood, equipped with a lighting system that got a clue from some special lantern of this district. The soft and warm light from the platform guides the train passengers to the different world outside.

Team Minoru Yokoo, Tomonori Kusagaya, Tomoyo Sakane* Construction Keio Construction Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Illumination Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design Award 八王子市屋外広告物賞奨励賞, 一般社団法人鉄道建築協会賞 入選, Good Design Award 2016 Publication Casa BRUTUS 2016/01 vol.190 , Casa BRUTUS 2015/12 vol.189 Photography ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office