Kani Public Art Center ala 2002
- Civic / Cultural
Client : Kani City
Design : Hisao Kohyama Atelier
This building was designed as a center for the cultural and creative activities of the local community. It includes a large and small theatre art gallery, a loft for all kinds of activities, workshop rooms, among other facilities. The building is an assemblage of block-shaped rooms covered by a large, flat roof. The walls of each of these volumes are illuminated and given a sense of brightness with a lighting method specific to each space.
The building’s glass façade extends in an L-shape around the grass courtyard, and at night light radiating from the walls of each block reflects in the copper-panel ceiling, adding a dynamic quality to the activities going on inside.