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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: framework plan

Haus Myrte, Wädenswil, 2022 –
Current phase: tender

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: ongoing

Airport Engadin, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: tender

Fabrik.sg, 2020 –
Current phase: Project phases design to operation

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

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: execution planning

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

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: tender

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

Urban Design

Bahnhof Romanshorn, 2022 –
Current state: study (with Sudio Vulkan)

Kaserne Aarau, 2022 –
Current state: urban framework

Areale Wittenbach, 2022 –
Current state: urban design commission

Stiftungsareal Neumünster, 2022 –
Current state: study

Kieler Schloss, 2022 –
Current state: Public think tank on usage and architecture

Campus Heidelberg, 2021 –
Current state: Masterplan process, in-depth studies

Otterbach Süd, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: project support

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Areal Neugasse Zürich, 2016 –
Current state: completion of master plan, public consultation

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: project support

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: project support

Urban System Research

Metaverse, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

Entwicklungskonzept Würzenbach, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

ESP Hochdorf, 2021 –
Current state: spatial-urban as well as use- and circular-based development concept

Deep Urbanism, 2021 –
Current state: ongoing

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

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