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2019

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Award-winning item
Ever-Changing Park [Ginza Sony Park]
Business Owner
Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Category
14-03 Construction/space design for public facility
Company
Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Sony Corporation (Japan)
Award Number
19G141102
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Outline

Ginza Sony Park is an experimental, ever-changing park in the middle of Tokyo, holding playful experiential events and performances throughout the year with its unique partners. It also houses stores that try a variety of initiatives. The park maintains the characteristic vertical structure of the old Sony building. It will be open until fall 2020, when work will start to rebuild the old building.

Producer

Ginza Sony Park Project

Director

Ginza Sony Park Project

Designer

Ginza Sony Park Project

More information

https://www.ginzasonypark.jp/

Already in service/use
2018/8/9

Evaluation

This park was built after demolishing the above-ground floors of the old Sony Building which long served as a landmark of Ginza Sukiyabashi intersection. Connecting to the subway concourse and Nishi-Ginza parking lot underground, the park is viewed as a three-dimensional structure with a below-ground space. The viewers are challenged to rethink the definition of park and public space. With the Olympics coming up, Tokyo is going through a major redevelopment stage but this project chooses to create an open space and not to build anything for the next few years. That decision alone makes this the most innovative design that you can see today.

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