The event of Aqua Metropolis Osaka was held from 22th august to 12th October at Small Island of center of Osaka. Aqua Metropolis Osaka 2009 is symbolic event to for rediscovering and telling our intention to spread our ideas. Purpose of this project is that to rethink about aqua metropolis by participation form citizen. So, we designed Waterfront Bunkaza Cultural Plaza where is as space for activity of artist that is mo than 150 in Nakanoshima Park. We made 7 temporary wooden buildings by theme: (place for making) hold workshops for making something, (place for enjoying ) is for daily art programs and (place for talking and watching )is for dancing and lecture and so on.After expo Osaka, the space for festival is decreasing with the fact that the daily space in city is changing like a space for festival. so, now urban space lost real festival area. How the space for festival on water front should be? Aqua Metropolis Osaka 2009 is event with water theme, so we tried to rethink about water which lost connection with urban space.But, unfortunately Nakanoshima park is a general park in a city where we cannot get near a river because of the speed of flow of water.After consideration for symbolic space for water, city, park and Aqua Metropolis Osaka 2009, we though up the new figure of architecture which was constructed by people in the event for making space by making all stance of construction a festival, in this construction stance, we get materials from natural environment and at the same time, the action is going to be for nice circulation for, then connect energy to event for festival.



function: Temporary event space for art
chief architect/office name: Ryuichi Ashizawa/Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & associates
client: Aqua Metropolis Osaka 2009 Executive
design date: 2008.10~2009.06
completion date: 2009.08
area: 909.44m2

Building design: Ryuichi Ashizawa
Structural design:Hirokazu Toki
Takashi Manda
Constructor: DAIWA CONSTRUCTION FIRM , Suihoo Fabricating Campany


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