FIBERCITY TOKYO2050 小石川プロジェクト



KAOは「Fiber City」の4つの戦略のひとつである「都市の皺/Urban Wrinkle」にプロジェクトデザイナーとして参加し、茗荷谷駅および小石川地域に対する提案を行っている。




Design Strategy for the Shrinking City/ Project with the Ohno Laboratory at The University of Tokyo

Over the next 50 years, the overall population of Japan is expected to shrink to ¾ of what it is today.

On the other hand, urban design strategies heretofore have constantly been premised on the “expanding city.” There is thus a need for a new urban design theory and method fit for an age of shrinkage.

The Ohno Laboratory at The University of Tokyo recognizes shrinkage as an opportunity for Tokyo and proposes ways to reorganize the city in an attractive, safe and sustainable way.

KAO participated in Fibercity as a project designer for one of its strategies titled “Urban Wrinkle,” developing a proposal for Myogadani Station and the Koishikawa area.

The Koishikawa Botanical Gardens, which belongs to The University of Tokyo, is located at the center of the Bunkyo Ward and enjoys an expansive site as well as a collection of numerous rare plants. In spite of this, it has very few visitors due to its inconvenient access from the station and the fact that it is buried in the surrounding landscape.

Currently on the west side of the gardens, the unfinished city planning road called Harimazaka, famous for its cherry blossoms, stretches from the gardens to Kasuga-dori on the south, while Kubomachihigashi Park and Kyoikunomori Park, founded on the site of the former Tokyo University of Education, likewise runs from the gardens to Kasuga-dori Avenue on the north.

Our proposal is to create a greened artificial ground over the Myogadani subway station, an open ditch to the back of Kasuga-dori Ave, and connect Harimazaka and Kubomachihigashi Park in the north-south direction. In order to maintain the visual relationship between the new greenland and Kasuga-dori Ave, we planned a building with many voids, in which the new greenery peeks out, now and again, over Kasuga-dori.

This single act creates a green approach to the Koishikawa Botanical Gardens, completing an overall 2km long “green rectangle” that encompasses the gardens. This proposal will change the overall urban structure of the Koishikawa area and establish it as one of the sights of Tokyo in which history coexists with the new.

This project realizes navigability by supplementing the city with “an element it lacked.”

名称:FIBERCITY TOKYO 2050/小石川プロジェクト
主催:東京大学大学院 新領域創成科学研究課 大野秀敏研究室

Project name: FIBERCITY TOKYO 2050 / Koishikawa Project
Project site: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Function: Park, Office, Housing, Commercial, etc.
Size: appx.35,000m2 (Proposal Site area)
Project Director: OHNO Hidetoshi Laboratory, The University of Tokyo
Design: Atsushi Kasuya , Linn Kikuchi (KAO)