ACROS FUKUOKA PREFECTURAL INTERNATIONAL HALL PDF

ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall Download PDF. Click an image to view larger version. Figures. Height: Architectural, 60 m / ft. Floors Above. Among Emilio Ambasz’ recent projects, ACROS Fukuoka – Prefectural International Hall is a most powerful synthesis of urban and park forms. Its north face. Fukuoka, Japan, was in need of a new government office building and the only available site was a large two-block park that also happened to be the last.

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Regarding the building as a mountain, and with the beauties of nature as a theme, a space configuration and vegetation configuration was adopted which represents the changes of the four seasons. The plan for Fukuoka fulfills both needs in one structure by creating an innovative agro-urban model. Yet the architect was concerned about the effect of the development on adjacent meters by meters Tenjin Central Park, the only green open-space left in that part of the city.

The facade rakes outwardly from the vertical with each successively higher floor, creating the effect of an awning over the sidewalk. Nihon Sekkei Takenaka Corporation Engineer: In Septemberthe Takenaka Corporation, Kyushu University, and Nippon Institute of Technology jointly carried out a thermal environment measurement survey at ACROS Fukuoka, proving that rooftop gardens are effective in alleviating the urban heat island phenomenon.

The city-owned site was the last large undeveloped plot in central Fukuoka. I had the pleasure of meeting the indomitable and sarcastically witty Emilio in Singapore last November, and in his keynote address at the Skyrise Greenery Conference he explained that he has never set out to design a greenwall on a structure — they are all simply greenroofs, planted horizontally with cascading vegetation covering the vertical surfaces. These pools lie directly above the central glass atrium within the building, bringing diffused light to the interior through clerestory glazing separating the pools.

The plan for Fukuoka fulfills both needs in one structure by creating an innovative agro-urban model. Emilio Ambasz, a highly accoladed early pioneer in the field of green architecture, achieved this by planting vegetation on the all the stepped planes, in effect mitigating the negative effect of the building footprint completely.

Halll courtesy of Emilio Ambasz by Photographer: The building gives back to the city the very land it would have taken away, and allows a major urban structure to exist symbiotically with the invaluable resource of open public space. Want to see more like this?

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The site, owned by the city, is the last large undeveloped plot in central Fukuoka. Along the edge of the park, the building steps up, floor-by-floor, in a stratification of low, landscaped terraces. This wedge shaped element also doubles as ventilation exhaust for the underground floors below and as a raised stage for performing artists.

When first constructed, there were 76 varieties totaling 37, plants. We use cookies on our website. We believe that the prevectural facilities at ACROS will make it worthy of becoming a new center of exchange. As you can imagine, its internatuonal green beauty is just one of its many beneficial features.

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A stepped series of reflecting pools upon the terraces are connected by upwardly spraying jets of water, to create a ladder-like climbing waterfall to mask the ambient noise of the city beyond. By continuing to browse our website, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Fukuola south side of the Hall extends an existing park through its series of terraced gardens that climb the full height of the building. Ambasz was awarded this commission for successfully achieving reconciliation between these two opposing desires: The building gives back to the city the very land it would have taken away, and allows a major urban structure to exist symbiotically with the invaluable resource of open public space.

The facade rakes outwardly from the vertical with each successively higher floor, creating the effect of an awning over the sidewalk. These overhanging eaves use the building design itself rather than an applied device to provide cover to pedestrians.

Composed of striped glass, with every floor so angled as to reflect the passersby below, it softly de-materializes the mass of the building. Each terrace floor contains an array of gardens for meditation, relaxation, and escape from the congestion of the city, while the top terrace becomes a grand belvedere, providing an incomparable view of the bay of Fukuoka and the surrounding mountains.

The site, owned by the city, was the last large undeveloped plot in central Fukuoka. A large “stone” like wedge at the foot of the terraced park pierces a V-shaped entrance into the building, revealing rough-hewn stone suggestive of geologic strata underlying the surface vegetation and likening the building to a massive block cut from the earth.

See how you can submit yours here. The opposite side of the building faces onto the most important financial street of Fukuoka. The city chose to develop the site in joint venture with private enterprise. The south side of the Hall extends an existing park through its series of terraced gardens that climb the full height of the building, culminating at a magnificent belvedere that offers a breath-taking view of the city’s harbor. That may have been an early sentiment, but for those of us in the sustainable design field, the ACROS has always been a stunning example of sensitive site planning and integration of nature into the built environment, and remains an iconic building of green, blending and blurring the distinction of vertical and horizontal planes.

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Each terrace floor contains an array of gardens for meditation, relaxation, and escape from the congestion of the city, while the top terrace becomes a grand belvedere, providing an incomparable view of the bay of Fukuoka and the surrounding mountains. Below is the more formal, glass-fronted street-facing facade directed at the financial district area:. Situated in the middle of Fukuoka City, Japan, ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall is a center of international, cultural and information exchange and underneath lies over one million square feet of multipurpose space.

Fukuoka, Japan Building Type: In Septemberthe Takenaka Corporation, Kyushu University, and Nippon Institute of Technology jointly carried out a thermal environment measurement survey, proving that rooftop gardens are effective in alleviating the urban heat island phenomenon:.

The city chose to develop the site in joint venture with private enterprise and the plan was for a commercial developer to lease the land for sixty years and construct the building.

Opening hours may vary according to the season; please check the website for other visiting specifics. Hiromi Watanabe — Watanabe Studios. The city chose to develop the site in joint venture with private enterprise. Below is the more formal, glass-fronted street-facing facade directed at the financial district area: The plan for Fukuoka fulfills both needs in one structure by creating an innovative agro-urban model. Composed of striped glass, with every floor so angled as to reflect the passersby below, it softly de-materializes the mass of the building.

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The Step Garden is open to the public, accessible from two entrances on the park side but it cannot be accessed from inside the building. The Google Aerial view below really puts the massive scale of the greening project into perspective:. Subscribe to Archello’s newsletter.