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所在地: 広島県三次市
主要用途: ギャラリー+カフェ
工事種別: 新築
延床面積: 309.40㎡
階数: 地上2階
構造: 鉄骨造
竣工年: 1996


Location: Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture
Principal use: gallery + café
Construction type: newly-built
Total floor area: 309.40㎡
Number of stories: 2 stories
Structure: steel flame
Year: 1996






The building is built along a mountainous national highway in Hiroshima.  This town was once a busy area used by travellers passing through on route to either Kyoto or Edo (Tokyo).  Years later, and mainly due to the construction of the national highway, the population and number of visitors has decreased.

A competition was held with the aim of bringing numbers back to the area and I was commissioned to design a new Art Gallery.  The regeneration aimed to inject youth and tourism back into the old town.

The Art Gallery aims at creating an open space for visitors to fully appreciate the works on show.  The gallery is a place filled with new work, youthful life and fresh vibes; not an Art Gallery which houses only works of “The Great Masters”.

This gallery has become a leader in the recent boom of Art Gallery designs in Japan.  The gallery is a fresh new exhibition space offers the Artists the opportunity to participate in programs with artists from both Japan and surrounding international countries.  This art exchange inspires visitors, and reminds locals, of the busy atmosphere and established the importance this historical town once had.