The park was established as part of a project to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Showa’s reign. The theme of this park plan is “rejuvenation of green environment and improvement of humanity”. Our biggest challenge was to come up with the optimal ground design for this extensive 180-hectare park. On the basis of the concept, “reviving original landscape of Musashino”, we divided the area into four distinct zones: “Forest”,”Grass field”, “Water side”, and “Village”. Wide mounding enabled to prevent winter bleak wind, and bring richness to the forest. A flowing series of forest, grass field and water side created a space where we can experience natural transition of the earth.
Odaiba, which used to be the site of the battery in late Edo period, had an artificial water edge divided with sheet pile boards. The main focus of this plan was to recover nature as a “Living water edge” and to blend it with marine sports area.
We tried to design this park in such a way that the design reflects the image a good landscape of this area that exists in the past. We also considered the unique difference in terms of “fluctuation” between “ハレ(Ha-re) –style, which means in use” and “ケ (Ke) – style, which means not in use” to replicate an atmosphere of the “Olympic Stadium”, which this sports park used to be prior to the renovation.
We implemented the extension plan to regenerate the valley left in the city center of Shinjuku and to utilize its natural environment and spring water. This park includes various aspects: former garden of Viscount House, nature woods, multi-purpose fields, and a local disaster preparedness center.
This is a design project for Sendai castle ruins park. The park development led preservation of historical resources and natural environment and Historical icon and local landmark improvement for both city local and tourists.