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2014

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Cultural Center [Akiha Ward Cultural Center]
Business Owner
Niigata City
Category
Space, architecture, facility for public
Company
Niigata City (Japan)
Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design (Japan)
Award Number
14G110953
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

Located in Niigata city, Akiha Ward Cultural Center is a public theater with 496 seats. This building is designed to be a cultural incubator for the locals. The global formation of the building is terraced landscapes like hills near the site. The planning was developed through workshops with the locals. To connect the global formation and the planning based on the workshop, the structural concrete walls are bent and twisted. The main hall is as if a concrete cave in which the structural element itself works as acoustic reflectors which give extraordinary acoustics.

Producer

Niigata City

Director

Chiaki ARAI

Designer

Chiaki ARAI, Ryoichi YOSHIZAKI, Tomonori NIIMI, Akira SOGO

More information

http://www.akiha-bunka.jp/

Already in service/use
2013/9/21
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