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Kanagawa Art Theatre・Yokohama Broadcasting Station 2010


  • Civic / Cultural


  • Facade
  • Interior


  • 2010


  • Japan


  • Tokyo

Client : Urban Renaissance Agency
Design : Hisao Kohyama Atelier, Hiidetoshi Ohno + APL Design Workshop

This 1,200 seat urban-style theatre is located in Yamashita-cho, Yokohama. To optimize the space, its operation facility is operated together with the adjacent civic hall. The illumination of the glass screen that is the exterior’s most notable feature serves as a “welcome light” for the hall’s visitors. Since this is a public facility, the design both creates a theatrical light ambience using long-life discharge lamps, fluorescent lamps, and LED to reduce running cost and maintenance frequency.
The design also avoids exposing nearby homes to light pollution. We also did the lighting design for the permanent outdoor the Remains of Yamashita Foreign Settlement exhibit discovered during construction and for the Former Yokohama Settlement No.48 Building, which still stands at site.