The concept is to create a destination for the unused park space along the Yodo River in Osaka, Japan. It is to function as an activation device to enhance the park experience, along with giving the area a cultural center.
The area is most commonly used for sports and viewing fireworks with many other sport activities, so the project would like to propose open air pods to allow for viewing these kinds of recreation.
The museum has a symmetrical element to its positioning and planning to clearly separate the two collections designated for art and history. By proposing a cultural building with a mix use program, it cultivates the activities already being utilized. The reaction is a synthesis of culture, future speculation, the testing of ideas, and recreation to an already inventive city.
The pod aesthetic is inspired by the artist Mariko Mori from her earlier work with the “Wave UFO Pavilion”, also some sculptures of high mobius complexity. Architecturally the two systems of tectonics, one of the vector based tessellation, the other a single surface expression, are juxtaposed in a hybrid formal combustion of layered elements.
The reaction is to synthesize these two different languages into a hyper layered zone of stimulation and diverse functions. Mirror and kaleidoscope effects are part of the development process in which the systems of tectonic language can be assessed. Source and images Courtesy of MA2.
Article by Marco Rinaldi