This is a master plan of regenerating bay area in Tokyo.
Located in Tsukishima area, this site is like an island which is surrounded by water. Unfortunately, buildings in this area are crowded houses with narrow street and several high-rise condominiums due to the lack of through master planning.
Situated next to the Ginza and Tsukiji area which are well known and of very high value, Tsukishima area has a huge potential for urban life in Tokyo and it would stimulate and invigorate city life in Ginza by urban design with philosophy. Moreover, the symbiosis and conversations between new and old by maintaining the downtown area of small crowded houses is another intention. By not demolishing all the existing buildings and letting them exist together with new buildings, the history would go on towards the future.
Considering these facts, creating “Corridors of Forests” is the design solution for the project. Creating “Corridors of Forests” with 30m wide of nature and rivers of 5m wide, this long park would bring about light and wind to the area as well as to Ginza area. Three “Corridors of Forests” would be built one by one and step by step, this striking line of nature would be embraced people there and attract many people providing oasis for city life. Connected to the sea, rivers in “Corridors of Forests” would be an unprecedented scenery in the city.
This band of nature would highly contribute to the greening of Tokyo and would help for reducing temperature in summer by providing humidity and wind. In the new blocks around “Corridors of Forests”, residential and commercial buildings with 8 floors would be newly built, which accommodate the existing floors.
Not least the project would create a new type of urban life with nature, it also serves Tokyo by regenerating it with nature and building up new value for Ginza and Tsukishima area. This plan also contributes to disaster prevention by creating wide street and providing water.