ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall Download PDF. Click an image to view larger version. Figures. Height: Architectural, 60 m / ft. Floors Above. Among Emilio Ambasz’ recent projects, ACROS Fukuoka – Prefectural International Hall is a most powerful synthesis of urban and park forms. Its north face. Fukuoka, Japan, was in need of a new government office building and the only available site was a large two-block park that also happened to be the last.
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ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall – The Skyscraper Center
Yet the architect was concerned about the effect of the development on adjacent meters by meters Tenjin Gukuoka Park, the only green open-space left in that part of the city. Composed of striped glass, with every floor so angled as to reflect the passersby below, it softly de-materializes the mass of the building.
Emilio Ambasz, a highly accoladed early pioneer in the field of green architecture, achieved this by planting vegetation on the all the stepped planes, in effect mitigating the negative effect of the building footprint lrefectural. Along the edge of the park, the building steps up, floor-by-floor, in a stratification of low, landscaped terraces.
Each terrace floor contains an array of gardens for prefectugal, relaxation, and escape from the congestion of the city, while the top terrace becomes a grand belvedere, providing an incomparable view of the bay of Fukuoka and the surrounding mountains.
All courtesy of Emilio Ambasz by Photographer: Love the Earth, Plant a Roof! Along the edge of the park, the building steps up, floor-by-floor, in a stratification of low, landscaped terraces.
The study found the following: At the same time, the competing developers sought to maximize income potential of the large land mass. Open to the public, ACROS Fukuoka emerges like a lush green mountain and its green prefectjral garden exterior has become a new landmark for the city.
Each year internatinoal the famous week-long Don Taku festival, the encircling balconies inside the atrium allow for a panoramic view as the procession passes through the building, while outside the stepped garden terraces become an inviting outdoor amphitheater for the entire city.
These pools lie directly above the central glass atrium within the building, bringing diffused light to the interior through clerestory glazing separating the pools. Did we miss something? Plantago Corporation System Manufacturer: The plan for Fukuoka fulfills both needs in one structure by creating an innovative agro-urban model. internationsl
The study found the following: In Septemberthe Takenaka Corporation, Kyushu University, and Nippon Institute of Technology jointly carried out a thermal environment measurement survey, proving that rooftop gardens are effective in alleviating the urban heat island phenomenon: In deriving a proposal, the competing developers sought to maximize income potential.
The city chose to develop the site in joint venture with private enterprise and the plan was for a commercial developer internaitonal lease the land for sixty years and construct the building.
A stepped series of reflecting pools upon the terraces are connected by upwardly spraying jets of water, to create a ladder-like climbing waterfall to mask the ambient noise of the city beyond.
Below is the more formal, glass-fronted street-facing facade directed at the financial district area: Yet sometimes the news of obvious charms is slow coming to the rest of the world: That may have been an early sentiment, but for those of us in the sustainable design field, the ACROS has always been a stunning example of sensitive site planning and integration of nature into the built environment, and remains an iconic building of green, blending and blurring the distinction of vertical and horizontal planes.
Regarding the building as a mountain, and with the beauties of nature as a theme, a space configuration and vegetation configuration was adopted which represents the changes of the four seasons. Opening hours may vary according to the season; please check the website for other visiting specifics.
The Google Aerial view below really puts the massive scale of the greening project into perspective: This wedge shaped element also doubles as ventilation exhaust for the underground floors below and as a raised stage for performing artists.
The city chose to develop the site in joint venture with private enterprise. On the other hand, the architect was concerned about the effect of the development on adjacent Tenjin Central Park—the only green open-space internationl that part of the city. In the scheme, a commercial developer would lease the land for sixty years and construct a building.
The opposite side of the building faces onto the most fukioka financial street of Prefectiral. In Septemberthe Takenaka Corporation, Kyushu University, and Nippon Institute of Technology jointly carried out a thermal environment measurement survey, proving that rooftop gardens are effective in alleviating the urban heat island phenomenon:.
I had the pleasure of meeting the indomitable and sarcastically witty Emilio in Singapore last November, and in his keynote address at the Skyrise Greenery Conference he explained that he has never set out to design a greenwall on a structure — they are all simply greenroofs, planted horizontally with cascading vegetation covering the vertical surfaces. In the scheme, a commercial developer will lease the land for sixty years and construct a building.