Misono-za

Misono-za by Kengo Kuma Associates




Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama

Nagoya has long cultivated performance art and artists and is known as the place of entertainment within Japan.

Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama

Mizono-za, is located in the center of Nagoya’s theater district and we were tasked with reviving the historic space.

Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama

The building is a new and unusual complex in that it integrates a shopping center facing a main road, as well apartments above the theater.

Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama

The former theatre had walls of Namako-kabe (black square tiles with raised white grout), and we used this as the motif of our design developing into a glamorously illuminated façade that could match the “flower” of the city.

Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama

As for the interior, we looked back to the old Misono-za by using vermillion as the basic color.

Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama

A wide corridor stretching from the foyer to the main entrance was covered with vermillion helping to enhance this bright and beautiful theater that represents Nagoya. Source by Kengo Kuma Associates.

Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama
  • Location: Aichi, Japan
  • Architect: Kengo Kuma Associates
  • Area: 3,641.04m2
  • Completion Time: 2017,11
  • Photographs: SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama, via Kengo Kuma Associates
Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama
Misono-za
Photo © SS Co., Ltd. Masato Uchiyama

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