Water City 1

This is an urban research to design the future of Tokyo. The intention is to re-incarnate Tokyo surrounded by many rivers and Tokyo Bay.

Tokyo used to be a “City of Water” like London and Paris. There are Themes River in London, Seine River in Paris, and these rivers have intimate relationship with urban spaces.A big bay invigorates the city of Amsterdam, and the city of Venice is surrounded by the sea Grand Canal and people loves these scenery.

In these cities, their lives have close relationships with water. Thus, the intention is to reconsider the urbanity in Tokyo by examining its history and doing detailed investigations of Tokyo.

In Tokyo, there were big engineering works, filling up the bay and making several rivers, in the early Edo period. Nevertheless, most of these rivers are placed under the Metropolitan Expressway during high growth period in the mid 20th century.

In London and Paris, everyday life and architectures face the rivers. On the other hand, life and architectures turn their backs on the rivers in Tokyo. The practice considers there are huge potentials in Tokyo by activating the spaces of waters where many rivers and Tokyo Bay exists.

By this investigation, the practice has many turning points in dealing with architectural and urban designs with water as well as considering regenerating Tokyo.




これらの都市は水の空間と生活が一体となっています。そこで、東京の街づくりの歴史を紐解き、現状を観察・分析し、Water City Tokyoを捉え直す試みをしました。





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    Research, Exhibition