OSAKA SUSPENDED GARDENS
2002-International Concept Competition for the Northern Osaka Station Area
HUMANIZATION OF THE SITE
Recreation of a natural land scape respecting and in relationship with the existing urban facilities and infrastructure, through the application of the ancient and contemporary technics as « fou soui » and environmental approach.
The terraces of the sloped elevations forming the dominant characteristics of the urban composition are planted with the mountain greenery, aiming the birds and all kinds of butterflies, will be a future reality, where it will be pleasant to rest, study and work.
REVITALIZING FUNCTIONS FOR THE SITE
In the purpose in view to meet the aims of the National Land Agency’s Kinki Region Fundamental Revitalization Project, our proposal brings a totally new and attractive work environment created above the existing transport and communication infrastructure, through the interconnection of educational, industrial and office functions without loosing the necessary links with the commerce and services, stratified with leasure, sport and cultural facilities. The whole is superposed by the residential facilities.
URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Soft and natural forms of the Japanese Gardens are usually circled or faced by rectangular architectural environment:
Shindenzukuri Garden,Nanzenin Garden, Sambô’in Garden...
This principle has been employed for the composition of our « Osaka Gardens », where the existing architecture, the true living testimony of the architectural thinking of the past 20 th century, will face the gentle forms of this kind of «town garden», created through this new, soft and harmonious morphology of hills, housing the variety of urban facilities.
Through this principle the surrounding existing constructions and urban equipments has been integrated in this organic volumetrics. But the true integration is created by the composition of the program for the new created function and through the communication solutions...