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Ota Art Museum & Library in Gunma Prefecture

Public Building Project in Gunma Prefecture design by akihisa hirata architecture office, Japan

3 May 2018

Ota Art Museum & Library Building

Architects: akihisa hirata architecture office

Location: Gunma Prefecture, Japan

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Ota Art Museum Library in Gunma Prefecture

“Let the city bloom”

It is a cultural exchange facility built in front of Ota station in Gunma prefecture.

Ota Art Museum Library in Gunma Prefecture

Ota City has a population of about 220,000 people, and the number of users of the station exceeds 10,000 people in a day. But few people walk in front of the station, shopping streets are quiet. To pioneer breakthroughs for such a situation prevailing throughout Japan, it is the purpose of construction to bring life back in front of Ota Station.

Ota Art Museum Library in Gunma Prefecture

Therefore, for people to easy to walk though and stop by, we aimed for architecture that the town is continuing to the inside. Specifically, we proposed a configuration surrounding the slopes of steel frame rims around five RC construction boxes.People can walk around on each floor like walking in the city.

Ota Art Museum Library in Gunma Prefecture

Also, in order to enable people of various age groups and backgrounds to find their own places, we tried to coexist three-dimensionally with places with various characteristics. Like the coral reef ecosystem is. We recognized the need to make it something unique to Ota. From the images of the wings and propellers of the Nakajima airplane which was once in this town, the appearance of a multi-flow knotted architecture was evoked.

Ota Art Museum Library in Gunma Prefecture

At the same time, in response to the scenery where several hills are scattered in the plain field, such as the Tenjinyama kofun that is the biggest keyhole-shaped tumulus in eastern Japan and the mountain castle town of Nitta Yoshiju, we came up with something resembling the modern hill of the same scale as the old tumulus.

Ota Art Museum Library in Gunma Prefecture

I wish that the architecture like flower born in front of the station, which was designed with involvement of a large number of citizens and stakeholders, let the bloom new revitalization to the city.

Ota Art Museum Library in Gunma Prefecture

Photography: Daici Ano

Ota Art Museum & Library in Gunma Prefecture images / information received 030518

Location: Gunma Prefecture, Japan

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