GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2018

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
museum [TOWER OF THE SUN MUSEUM]
Business Owner
Osaka Prefectural Government
Category
Construction/space design/sign system for public facilitiesi
Company
Osaka Prefectual Government (Japan)
Showa Sekkei, Inc (Japan)
Award Number
18G121037
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

Outline* The shown information is the one as of the awarded date and might has been changed.

Outline

“Tower of the Sun” is a sculptural work and pavilion created by Taro Okamoto for the Expo ’70 world’s fair in Osaka. After the Expo, it was preserved under the condition that no admission of the public be allowed. To provide access to the public, we transformed the “tower” into an “architectural building” by (1) renovating it to abide by current laws (2) redesigning visitor walking routes and (3) expanding the underground floor area to feature an exhibition space. The redesign was carried out with utmost respect paid to the artistry of Mr. Okamoto under the slogans of “no change in image” and “new additions shall draw on modern techniques to bring out his artistic qualities.” This project will see that “Tower of the Sun,” which was closed for 48 years, is passed down to future generations.

Producer

Osaka Prefectural Government Public Building Office + Osaka Prefecture Japan World Exposition Memorial Park

Director

Hisashi Fujimori, Showa Sekkei. Inc

Designer

I. Morisaki, T. Shimada, I. Kuga, M. Sekimura, Architectural Design Div/ H. Kunitomo, Y. Asano, Structural Design Div/ S. Hirose, K. Yamade, Facilities Design Div, Showa Sekkei. Inc

More information

http://www.showa-sekkei.co.jp/jp/project/?id=410&p=1

Already in service/use
2018/3/19
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