Taketa Castle Town Plaza | Kengo Kuma and Associates
©︎Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Japan 2020Taketa Castle Town Plaza

2020.3
Oita
Community | Civic | Gallery/Museum
Completed
1F

This community center in the middle of Taketa is designed using burnt cedar and bamboo. With its central location, it functions as a node for the walking network in this castle town.
The building is designed as an outdoor stage, facing a square. The proscenium, which is a three-dimensional assembly of bamboo, not only serves as a backdrop for events, but also symbolizes the new character of Taketa, where modernity and history exist in harmony.

Team Minoru Yokoo, Mariko Kobayashi, Yoo Shiho, Hiroyasu Imai Construction Morita Kensetsu Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Accumulation Futaba Quantity Surveyors Photography ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office