Creating blank space / 2019

Design competition entry for “Sankita Amore Plaza” in Sannomiya, Kobe. The plaza had been used as a construction yard for the reconstruction of the east wing of the Kobe Hankyu Building, but with the opening of the east wing of the Kobe Hankyu Building, Amore Plaza was to be restored, and the plaza was to be redeveloped into a space that would be loved by as many people as possible, suitable for the entrance to Kobe. Rather than creating a new symbolic structure, we proposed to create a “blank space” that would gently connect the city and the station. From the plan of the east wing of the Kobe Hankyu Building, it was clear that the north side of the building would be the main entrance, so in order to strengthen the impression of the building as the front and the entrance to the plaza, we planned a blank space. By not having any structures, plants, or fixed furniture covering the plaza, we proposed a new plaza that gently connects the town and the station, and is open and spacious.

Use:Plaza, street furniture
Location:Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
Site area:about 1050m2



余白をつくる / 2019


所在地:兵庫県 神戸市