Yokohama Kanazawa High-Tech Center, Plaza Design Project

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When Kanazawa Ward in the City of Yokohama redeveloped reclaimed land along its shoreline, the city authorities used the opportunity to establish a biotech R&D facility called Kanazawa Bio Park. Part of this project was the Yokohama Kanazawa High-Tech Center, a research and training facility with public space that was turned into an art-filled plaza. Bronze artworks were installed in a checkered pond area, while several cube-shaped pieces that also function as benches were set up above ground. This collaboration was made possible by the architects demonstrating a deep understanding of the artists' aims, and resulted in a highly distinctive space. 【Artists】 Katsuhito Nishikawa 【Basic information】 Completed: 1994 Place: Yokohama Kanazawa High-Tech Center (Kanazawa, Yokohama, Kanagawa) Commissioned by: Yokohama Urban Planning Bureau Client: SUMITOMO LIFE