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中原中也記念館Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum

1993-1997 / 山口県山口市Yamaguchi, Japan

詩人中原中也の生誕地に建つ記念館である。外部への視線の確保や吹抜により、空間に奥行きと高さを与え、回遊性を持った平面計画とすることで繰り返し中也と出会うことを可能にしている。敷地条件により建築できない前庭部分や二期工事で県道側に抜けた中庭など、外部空間をいかに街に開いた公共的なスペースとするかということも重要なテーマとなった。

This memorial museum is located in the birthplace of the poet Chuya Nakahara. The accentation of exterior views and the use of internal atriums provides the building with a strong sense of depth and height, while the floor plan is designed to create a natural circulation of visitors and maximize opportunities for experiencing the poet’s works. An important theme in the building design was to ensure that external spaces such as the front garden and cetral garden were provided as public zones open to the surrounding area. A comprehensive review of exhibition contents and practices in 2003, held to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the museum, was designed to give the facility greater flexibility to handle a range of different exhibitions and promote public access to its priceless collection.

公開設計競技最優秀賞
日本建築家協会新人賞作品
第28回SDA賞準優秀賞
公共建築百選選定

Open Design Competition : First Prize
JIA Award for Best Young Architect of the Year
28th Sign Design Association Award : Third Award
Public Building Best 100

photo by Toshiharu Kitajima