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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ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall
The south side of the Hall extends an existing park through uall series of prefecural gardens that climb the full height of the building. The plan for Fukuoka fulfills both needs in one structure by creating an innovative agro-urban model.
These pools lie directly above the central glass atrium within the building, bringing diffused light to the interior through clerestory glazing separating the pools. The city-owned site was the last large undeveloped plot in central Fukuoka.
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.
Composed of striped glass, with every floor so angled as to reflect the passersby below, it softly de-materializes the mass of the building. The opposite side of the building faces onto the most important financial street of Fukuoka.
In deriving a proposal, the competing developers sought to maximize income potential. See how you can submit yours here. That may have been an early sentiment, but for those of us in the sustainable design field, 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 facade rakes outwardly from the vertical with each successively higher floor, creating the effect of an awning over the sidewalk. Plantago Corporation System Manufacturer: Nihon Sekkei Takenaka Corporation Engineer: The site, owned by the city, was the last large undeveloped plot in central Fukuoka. In the scheme, a commercial developer will lease the land for sixty years and construct a building. 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.
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.
In Septemberthe Takenaka Corporation, Kyushu University, and Nippon Institute of Technology jointly carried out fikuoka thermal environment measurement survey at ACROS Fukuoka, proving that rooftop gardens are effective in alleviating the urban heat island phenomenon.
In the scheme, a commercial developer would lease the land for sixty years and construct a building. The site, owned by the city, is the last large undeveloped plot in central Fukuoka.
Ambasz was awarded this commission for fukuokw achieving reconciliation between these two opposing desires: This wedge shaped element also doubles as ventilation exhaust for the underground floors below and as a raised stage for performing artists.
Below is the more formal, glass-fronted street-facing facade directed at the financial district area: Fukuoka, Japan Building Type: This design has made the park and the building inseparable. Along the edge of the park, the building steps up, floor-by-floor, in a stratification of low, landscaped terraces. Regarding the building as a mountain, and with the beauties of nature as a theme, a space configuration and vegetation configuration was adopted which represents the changes of the four seasons.
On the other hand, the architect was concerned about the effect of the development on adjacent Tenjin Central Park—the only green open-space ball that part of the city.
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Nihon Acrox Landscape Architect: Want to see more like this? This wedge shaped element also doubles as ventilation exhaust for the underground floors below and as a raised stage for performing artists. 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 prefecturaal the negative effect of the building footprint completely. Since then birds, etc.
When first constructed, there were 76 varieties totaling 37, plants. The study found the following: Did we miss something? Each year during the famous week-long Don Taku festival, the encircling balconies inside the atrium allow for a panoramic view as the procession passes through the building, while outside the stepped garden terraces become an inviting outdoor amphitheater for the entire city.
The Rooftop Observation Deck is open from The Google Aerial view below really puts the massive scale of the greening project into perspective: In Septemberthe Takenaka Corporation, Kyushu University, and Nippon Institute of Technology jointly carried out a thermal environment measurement survey, proving that rooftop gardens are effective in alleviating the urban heat island phenomenon:.