10 KYOTO BUILDING
In 2016 we've started designing a mixed-use building in a form of a cross-shaped pyramid in Jujo, Kyoto. We set about this project by reexamining Kyoto’s 1,200-year-old grid plan through the history of its horizontal rows, known as "jo" (streets), which are numbered from one to ten. Jujo [lit. “tenth jo”] is located at the south end of Kyoto, and it is a relatively new district that was named in the modern era. It is a largely industrial district that has remained both disconnected from the city’s old history and traditions and left out from new developments. We were commissioned to design a new heart for culture in this district that might be called the “forgotten Kyoto”. We are working to assemble a food market, hotel, and contemporary art museum to create what we hope will become a new cultural place in Kyoto.
Architecte: Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane Architects, Paris
Structure: Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure
Environment Engineer: Morimura Sekkei
Location: Kyoto, Japon
Area: 12,500 m²
Program: Museum, Hotel, Restaurant, Food Market