Hiroshima Gate Park / TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & Engineers
Handing down recollections and shaping an out of doors tradition – The venture website online, which is positioned at the north facet of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, is the previous location of the Hiroshima Civic Stadium, an emblem of post-war recovery. Operating with the three way partnership decided on during the Park–PFI (Park–Personal Finance Initiative) program, we formulated a coverage of turning the previous ballpark website online into a spot to stimulate process—a spot that creates vigorous day by day actions and stimulates folks to move out by way of shaping an out of doors tradition (Osoto Bunka) for playing out of doors actions whilst handing down the deeply marked historical past of the website online to long run generations.
Designed to shape a three-ring skeleton consisting of an tournament plaza, a store zone, and a inexperienced belt, Hiroshima Gate Park has an tournament house at its middle, plenty of surrounding stores, and a inexperienced belt that bureaucracy a fringe zone. The park is designed to remind folks of the dimensions of the ballpark by way of tracing its define and at hand down the recollections of the ballpark by way of reproducing memorabilia akin to the house plate at its unique location and the usage of grandstand seating remnants as benches.
Adjacent the skeleton is a prom that visually marks the Axis of Peace from the Peace Memorial Park. On the north finish of the prom is a cascaded hill supplied with playground apparatus, supposed to shape a panorama that is helping youngsters make sure global peace someday of which the overdue architect Kenzo Tange used to dream. When drawing up architectural plans, it was once vital to ensure that not one of the adjoining constructions can be visual when viewing the Atomic Bomb Dome from the Peace Memorial Park. There was once additionally an preliminary charge constraint from the perspective of depreciation beneath the provisions of the Park–-PFI laws for the reason that constructions had been meant to be demolished twenty years after the graduation of development paintings.
To unravel those issues, we made up our minds to move with separate low-story wood buildings as store constructions. A complete of 8 stores had been deliberate. Out of the ones constructions, 5 had been designed to have a complete flooring house no longer exceeding 500 m2 with the intention to steer clear of fireplace resistance restrictions inside a quasi-fire prevention zone, and the rest 3 constructions had been designed to satisfy the (b)-1 quasi-fire resistance development necessities beneath the Construction Requirements Act in order that no a part of their structural frames are burnable. Those design main points made it imaginable to appreciate cost-effective constructions that may be constructed simplest with commercially to be had fabrics and that may be demolished simply.
The store exteriors had been constructed with tree-shaped wooden columns to shape under-eave areas which are harmonious with the park panorama, and the store homeowners had been inspired to commercially make the most of the out of doors house. A big roof was once supplied on the intersection of the store crew and the Axis of Peace so that the roof can be utilized in shut affiliation with the department stores. Ribbon-shaped benches had been supplied between the development plaza and the department stores to reach a gentle transition between the park and the industrial amenities.