By regional analysis of the site and its surroundings, important street of Meiji Dori on the southern edge of the site and also the narrow but important Takeshita Street on the western edge of the site, we decided to imagine a strategy to create an important urban plaza while keeping the music hall.
From another hand the development of green space on the northern side of the site will create an attractive atmosphere.
Considering important natural points of the site and important surrounding buildings on one hand and considering Japanese culture and history especially in architectural spaces on the other hand will take into consideration a special typology not only in the form but also in the use of materials such as wood.
The main forming idea in this project is to dedicate a public space to the city (a cool urban plaza).
According to analyses, the site of the project is separated from the ground as a layer of the city in order to provide the needed Physical planning of the music hall and to enable people to connect with adjacent garden and surrounding streets.
The commercial body and the narrow width of the Takeshita Street on one hand, and the creation of urban plaza on the other hand caused the sky line of the project to change from commercial level to level 0.00.
This creates a better situation in urban view and perspective from the street. Also, Meiji Dori street body and the tower located on the northern side of the site and preserving of mentioned urban plaza organizes the sky line of the project.
Tokyo Music Hall by Hajizadeh & Associates Winner at “Middle East Architect Award 2015” in “Public Project of The Year” Source by Hajizadeh & Associates.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architects: Hajizadeh & Associates
Principal Architect: Kourosh Hajizadeh
Lead Architect: Amir Hossein Hajizadeh
Associates: Shermin Amiri , Arash Shabahang, Pejman Taremi, Erfan Nikfetrat, Ali Samadi, Sepideh Dadjoo
Other Associates: Nima Heyat, Mona Dehghan, Rojin Akbarieh, Mohammad Reza Fayyazi
Images: Courtesy of Hajizadeh & Associates