Nagisa-no-Koban SEA BRIDGE

Nagisa-no-Koban SEA BRIDGE

Architect
Environmental Planning Studio Co., Ltd.
Location
Hiroshima, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Offices

Libraries

Restaurants
Environmental Planning Studio

Nagisa-no-Koban SEA BRIDGE

Environmental Planning Studio Co., Ltd. as Architects

This is an attempt to bring an up-to-date look to the local beach of Innoshima island which has often been bypassed by tourists.

The facility is one of the projects called Nagisa-no-Koban (Sea Patrol Stations) undertaken by the Nippon Foundation across Japan. The client himself requested us to create a gathering place to revitalize the appeal of his native island.

The simple cube-shaped building set at the corner of a local park blends in with the beautiful beach. The building is completely clad in black slate, including the roof, except for the dark glazed front which is surrounded by a stylized angled timber architrave.

The undivided 19mx15m interior space is going to be used as a lounge, a serviced office, a children’s book library and a café. The façade windows are designed to frame the seasonal views of the beach of the Inland Sea. The outdoor terrace will work as a viewing deck to watch ships coming and going.

We hope this venue will become a tourist site on Innoshima offering a place for visitors to enjoy the tranquil beauty of this remote island.

 

Material Used:
1. Cladding: slate, GRAND NEXT Simple, KMEW Co., Ltd.
2. Roofing: slate, COLOR BEST Colonial GLASSA, KMEW Co., Ltd.
3. Flooring: Wood Plastics Combination (WPC) flooring, Communication Tough, DAIKEN CORPORATION
4. Louver: noncombustible wood-grain louver, GRAVIO Louver UB, DAIKEN CORPORATION
5. Interior/Outdoor lighting: Track lights and Recessed lights with wireless dimmer, Smart LEDS Fit, ENDO Lighting Corporation
6. Interior lighting: Pendant lamp, gg TYPE-I, Feel Lab
7. Interior furniture: Sofa, Chair, Table and Bookshelf, Kitoki/Waon/Kaname/Maai series designed by Makoto Koizumi, Wakaba Kagu

Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Wood Plastics Combination (WPC) flooring, Communication ToughDaiken
Track lights and Recessed lights with wireless dimmer, Smart LEDS FitEndo Lighting Corp.
Slate, GRAND NEXT SimpleKMEW Co., Ltd.
FurnitureWakaba Kagu
Product Spec Sheet
Wood Plastics Combination (WPC) flooring, Communication Tough
by Daiken
Track lights and Recessed lights with wireless dimmer, Smart LEDS Fit
Slate, GRAND NEXT Simple
Furniture
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