ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall Download PDF. Click an image to view larger version. Figures. Height: Architectural, 60 m / ft. Floors Above. Among Emilio Ambasz’ recent projects, ACROS Fukuoka – Prefectural International Hall is a most powerful synthesis of urban and park forms. Its north face. Fukuoka, Japan, was in need of a new government office building and the only available site was a large two-block park that also happened to be the last.
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These overhanging eaves use the building design itself rather than an applied device to provide cover to pedestrians. Emilio Ambasz, a highly accoladed early pioneer in the field of green architecture, achieved this by planting vegetation on the all the stepped planes, in effect mitigating the negative effect of the building footprint completely. On the other hand, the architect was concerned about the effect of the development on adjacent Tenjin Central Park—the only green open-space in that part of the city.
The Step Garden is open to the public, accessible from two entrances on the park side but it cannot be accessed from inside the building. As you can imagine, its internationql green beauty is just one of its many beneficial features.
Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall | Buildings | Emilio Ambasz
The city chose to develop the site in joint venture with private enterprise. Each terrace floor contains an array of gardens for meditation, relaxation, and escape from the congestion of the city, while the top terrace becomes a grand belvedere, providing an incomparable view of the bay of Fukuoka and the surrounding mountains. I had the pleasure of meeting the indomitable and sarcastically witty Emilio in Singapore last November, and in his keynote address at the Skyrise Greenery Conference he explained that he has never set out to design a greenwall on a structure — they are all simply greenroofs, planted horizontally with cascading vegetation covering the vertical surfaces.
The study found the following: The site, owned by the city, is the last large undeveloped plot in central Fukuoka. The opposite side of the building faces onto the most important financial street of Fukuoka.
These pools lie directly above the central glass atrium within the building, bringing diffused light to prefdctural interior through clerestory glazing separating the pools. All courtesy of Emilio Ambasz by Photographer: Ambasz was awarded this commission for successfully achieving reconciliation between these two opposing desires: Plantago Corporation System Manufacturer: In deriving a proposal, the competing developers sought to maximize income potential. A stepped series of reflecting pools upon the terraces are connected by upwardly spraying prerectural of water, to create a ladder-like climbing waterfall to mask the ambient noise of the city beyond.
Along the edge of the park, the building steps up, floor-by-floor, in a stratification of low, landscaped terraces. Subscribe to Archello’s newsletter. At the same time, the competing developers sought to maximize income potential of the large land mass.
This wedge shaped element also doubles as ventilation exhaust for the underground floors below and as a raised stage for performing artists. Fukuoka, Japan Building Type: To the maximum extent possible, the architect wanted to give back to Fukuoka’s citizens all the land the building would subtract from the city. The plan for Fukuoka fulfills both needs in one structure by creating an innovative agro-urban model.
The building gives back to the city the prefrctural land it would have taken away, and allows a major urban structure to exist symbiotically with the invaluable resource of open public space. For centuries, Fukuoka has been a city open to the world at the crossroads of Asia. Composed of striped glass, with every floor so angled as to reflect the passersby internatiobal, it softly de-materializes the mass of the building. The structure prefecturak steel-framed reinforced concrete, the building has 14 floors above ground fukupka 4 floors below ground, and the total floor space area is 97, m2.
The city chose to develop the site in joint venture with private enterprise. That may have been an early sentiment, but for those of us in the sustainable design fukukoa, the ACROS has always been a stunning example of sensitive site planning and integration of nature into the built environment, and remains an iconic building of green, blending and blurring the distinction of vertical and horizontal planes.
The city-owned site was the last large undeveloped plot in central Fukuoka.
The south side of the Hall extends an existing park through its series of terraced gardens that climb the full height of the building. The study found the following: See how you can submit yours here. Along the edge of the park, fukyoka building steps up, floor-by-floor, in a stratification of low, landscaped terraces.
Did we miss something? The city chose to develop the site in joint venture with private enterprise and the plan was for a commercial developer to lease the land for sixty years and construct the building. These pools lie directly above the central glass atrium within the building, bringing diffused light to the interior through clerestory glazing separating the pools.
A stepped series of reflecting pools upon the terraces are connected by upwardly spraying jets of water, to create a ladder-like climbing waterfall to mask the ambient noise of the city beyond. Discover More Commercial Aacros.
acos Composed of striped glass, with every floor so angled as to reflect the passersby below, it softly de-materializes the mass of the building. In Septemberthe Takenaka Corporation, Kyushu University, and Nippon Institute of Technology jointly carried out a thermal environment measurement survey at ACROS Fukuoka, proving that rooftop gardens are effective in alleviating the urban heat island phenomenon.
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