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Kikuchi Pocket Park

kikuchi-city, Kumamoto
compleated March 2012


<siteA>273.59m2
<siteB>265.85m2
<siteC>195.91m2


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The parks make the town hang together

In this project, three parks are planed in the city area which has old streets. Visitors walk around the parks, thereby making a new stream of people. In the site A, people walk around the three basins. In the site B, walk along the banks of pipes. And in the site C, the object like a tree is in the center of movement. Each site makes own movement. People experience a new activity never get in the previous town. As a result, new range of scene is created in the whole town.



siteA-Kiriake

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photo Toshiyuki Yano

It is water park using agricultural waterway. The motif of three basins is scenery of the puddles where water collected naturally in the ground which became hollow. Pavement where white stone is spread. Public lavatory, bench, and shelter suggest stone and rock. These are like the relation between white sand and the stone of a Japanese rock garden. It is appearance of primitive scenery.

siteB-Yokomachi

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photo Toshiyuki Yano

This site is a corner plot of the intersection. The theme of this park is a flow and an exchange of the person. "Bank" that bends the pipe and piles it up forms a footbath, a public lavatory, and the bench, etc. These become person's movement and guide of the activity. And, It pictures the design such as the whirlpool in the whole site.

siteC-Kamimachi (pending state)

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This park is in the history preservation district. The site is a front yard in the Shinto shrine. The equipment needed here is a plaza for the dedication ceremony (sumo wrestling), and, ablution hand-washing and footbath. Additionally, the object that shows the stele of the place is set up. It will look also like "Sacred tree" that is within the enclosure of the Shinto shrine. As a result, harmony with the spectacle in the district is invented and the characteristic of this place is clarified.



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