As the interface between the private and the public realms, the façade assumes a special importance, as is documented by architectural history.
Rising from a planted plinth, the shell roof seems to grow from the site.
Built on a man-made island in the South China Sea, the complex has an overall length of 1,270 m and a width of 350 m.
Located near a large sports stadium, the new station forms a salient feature in the heterogeneous surrounding urban fabric, above which it is elevated.
At the western edge of the Expo site, a regional traffic node has been created that will link the newly planned area with the public transport network.
The hall has an area of 27,400 m2 and was designed for the World Exposition in 2000.
Set in the foothills of the mountains near Azumino, the museum exhibits watercolours and children’s books by the local artist and illustrator Chihiro Iwasaki.