Sakura Civic Center, Chiba Prefecture, Japan 1971 Kisho Kurokawa
reconstruction of cores
new public office programs introduced
new private office programs introduced
Open work engaged us in the 1960s Japanese Metabolism Architecture theory and prototypes. Kisho Kurokawa’s Sakura Civic Center was a state-of-the-art building in prefectural Japan at that time in both construction method and programmatic organization. Through the lens of contemporary cultural and infrastructural context, the building was given a new form to accommodate future growth. The middle remained and the two cores on both sides were reconstructed to serve new underground and upper office space.