Design Competition for the City of Hatsukaichi, Japan.
Completed with Studio REDE, Summer 2015.
The urban deisgn proposal for a new ferry terminal and neighborhood revitalization strategy transposes the urban
strategy between the Miyajimaguchi city grid that and
the newly introduced grid created by the relocation of the Ferry terminal which now aligns diagonally towards views the Itsukashima Shrine, which can be seen from various elevations along the foreshore across Onoseto Strait.
The Urban Design Strategy extends the spiritual procession from the Shinto Shrine of Itsukushima into the city of Hatsukaichi, replacing what is now a row of unremarkable shops with a series of contemplative parklets and cultural displays which educate visitors on the islands religious significance and the area's oyster
farming traditions. This improves visitors' experience as well as the neighborhood economy.