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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドフォーカス賞[防災・復興デザイン]

Award-winning item
PUBLIC FACILITY [TAKATAMATSUBARA TSUNAMI MEMORIAL PARK TAKATAMATSUBARA NATIONAL TSUNAMI MEMORIAL]
Business Owner
MINISTRY OF LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM, TOHOKU REGIONAL DEVWLOPMENT BUREAU
Category
Construction/space design for public facility
Company
PREC Institute Inc. (Japan)
Naito Architect & Associates (Japan)
Award Number
21G141276
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

The Takatamatsubara Tsunami Memorial Park is a National Memorial for the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011. This park includes disaster ruins, a building (a road station and a museum) that serves as an entrance, and on the axis to the sea, a ceremony plaza, and a place for offering flowers. This park is for praying for the lives lost and for passing on the memories of the earthquake.

Producer

Hiroshi Naito, NAITO ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

Director

Kenta Shinozawa, Prof. Faculty of Architecture, Kogakuin University + Katsuya Hirano, Associate Prof. International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University

Designer

Yoichi Maezawa, Isaku Okuyama, Midori Morita, Tetsuya Kanbayashi, Kazuki Fukubayashi, Tomoya Maekawa, PREC INSTITUTE + NAITO ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

More information

https://takatamatsubara-park.com/

Already in service/use
2019/6/30

Evaluation

This is a great masterpiece among memorial facilities of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the most important project related to memory of the tsunami run by the national government. The layout of the axis of prayer toward the sea may be a little classic, but the park design, which comprehensively summarized the civil works like seawalls and surrounding landscape without creating a space only with architecture, is highly evaluated as modern design. Of course, the sense of scale is just as what we feel after the 3.11 earthquake. The program combination in which Michino-eki (road station), a modern commercial facility, is attached to memorial park facilities, such as Densho-kan (heritage museum) and disaster ruins, is also interesting.

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