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Sakura Civic Center, Chiba Prefecture, Japan 1971     Kisho Kurokawa

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reconstruction of cores 

[service programs]


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new public office programs introduced

[serviced programs]

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new private office programs introduced

[serviced programs]


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.

Columbia University | GSAPP | Spring 2018

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