Kikuchi Pocket Park   siteA-Kiriake

Kikuchi Pocket Park  siteA-Kiriake

Takao Shiotsuka
Waifu, kikuchi-city, Japan
Toshiyuki Yano

The parks make the town hang together

Takao Shiotsuka as Architects

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: 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.

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