It is something merely poetic.
I don’t know if mr Taniguchi has to thank the genius loci or it’s about his attitude however the result it is undoubtedly gorgeous.
It has been finished in 1995. It is 75 metres long x 7 metres large. 11 metres high.
The structure function is a sort of framing the sea, and give importance to the view, wich I believe is something inherent to japanese tradition. That is why something like that astonishes foreigners like me who appreciate the japanese tradition and their linking to our contemporary world more than its opposites.
The park itself contains another admirable architectural structure, which is the acquarium we did not enter this time.
The website of the architect studio reveal to me, he is very good (what about the renovation of MOMA of new York?) even if he wasn’t included in the book about 24 japanese architects I mentioned previously in this blog. Maybe becaouse his studio address says Austin, Texas.
Anyway we spent a beatiful Sunday over there, in the kasai Rinkai Park, which is not far from Disneyland Tokyo Resort and all of its “fantasy world”. The sea was in front of Us with the wind, my son was running in the grass on the hill slide.
Here some other pictures of this wonderful and rare place in Tokyo.
Every now and then we go to this park. Last time I took more pictures from inside this “Belvedere” and I added to this Gallery below, that`s why I reblogged this post after the first publishing back in 2013.