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Sakaiminato Symphony Garden

This is a 400-seat concert hall for classical music. As I began the design, there were doubts about how frequently this kind of hall would be used in a provincial Japanese city that has no connection to Western classical music. Additionally, there was the particular problem of this city possessing a fishing port with the highest catch in all of Japan. That is to say, due to the excessively perfect levee construction, the reality was that there were no places where children could touch the water. The realized facility is primarily a direct response to these two issues. The space for the hall has been implemented as compactly as possible, and the entire remainder has been arranged into spaces for playing with water, admiring flowers, and walking around a garden. For the designer, it would be no exaggeration to say that, rather than architectural design, the main aim is landscape design. After completion, people began to call this “symphony garden.” That was exactly my intention as the architect.

Site area
Building area
Total area
Completion Date
: Tottori JAPAN
: B1F 2F
: 15,604m2
: 2,227m2
: 2,469m2
: 1994