Project:

Harvard University GSD

Year:

2011 Spring

Client:

Harvard University Graduate School of Design / Department of Architecture

Location:

Cambridge, USA

Program:

Teaching Advanced Design Option Studio

Commission:

Visiting Critic

TUTOR / LECTURER:

Hiromi Hosoya

RESEARCH TOPIC:

New Metabolism – Proposal for the redevelopment of the former Osaka Expo 1970 site

 

In 1970, the world expo was held in Osaka. This was the first world fair held in Japan and the most numbers of visitors ever until Shanghai 2010. Kenzo Tange designed its master plan, and 12 other Japanese architects built projects within the total site of 330ha. After 1972, the site of the Osaka Expo became the “Expo Commemoration Park” and was managed both by the State and the Osaka Prefecture. The southern portion was turned into an amusement park. Since 2003, an independent administrative organization called the “Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition 1970” was formed. All pavilions and historically important architectural monuments were demolished except some memorial buildings and pieces. Currently, the area contains a nature park of 985,000m2 with 600,000 trees. While the state decided to abolish the independent administrative organization and to shift the management of the Expo Commemoration Park to the regional administration by the end of 2010, the Osaka Prefecture announced to seek for public proposals to redevelop the area of 20-30ha of the amusement park which by now had been closed. The proposals should include an entertainment function and be able to turn the site into an internationally viable tourist attraction with more than 5,000,000 visitors per year.

How can we use this redevelopment project for the benefit of the city?
What are the main constraints and drivers in the urban context?
What do the programmatic content and the theme of Metabolism have to offer?

Projects

Architecture

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: execution

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Housing
Current phase: on hold

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Bell-Areal, Kriens, 2020 –
Current state: competition

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planing

Klosterareal Pluggendorf, Münster, 2020 –
Current state: workshop + competition

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state : ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Urban System Research

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published in fall 2020

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313F. +41 43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-819, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com