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Water City

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| DATA |

Type: Urban Design

Location: Tokyo

Collaborators: Noriyuki Tajima,Hideyuki Nakatsu,Toru Mukoyama

Principal Architects: Yoshitaka Uchino

Size: -

Status: IDEA

 

| CONCEPT |

This is an urban design in Tokyo.

The intention is to re-incarnate Tokyo which is surrounded by many rivers and Tokyo Bay.

 

Tokyo used to be a 'City of Water' like London or Paris.

There are Themes River in London,Seine River in Paris,and these rivers are intimately connects with Urban spaces.

 

There are a big bay in Amsterdam,and City of Venezia is surrounded by the sea where Grand Canal penetrates the city.

In these cities,their life have close relationships with the water.

 

Thus,the intentions are to re consider the urbanity in Tokyo by examining its history and doing detailed investigations of Tokyo.

In Tokyo,there were big engineering works,filling up the bay and making several rivers, in the early Edo period.

Nevertheless,most of these rivers are placed under the Metropolitan Expressway during high growth period.

 

In London and Paris,evryday life and architectures face the rivers.

In Tokyo,evryday life and architectures turn their backs on the rivers.

 

The practice consider there are huge potentials in Tokyo by activating the spaces of waters where many rivers and Tokyo Bay exists.

By conducting this investigations,the practice had many turning points in dealing with architectures and urban designs as well as considering Tokyo.

 

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