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This urban design proposal was preparee for an Internaitonal Urban Planning Compeition. The seed for the project is a new ferry terminal which connects the Miyajimaguchi city grid to views across the Onoseto Strait to the Itsukashima Shrine.
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. Design Competition for the City of Hatsukaichi, Japan.
Completed with Studio REDE, Summer 2015.
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