Redevelopment Urban Design Competition, Finalist, Japan

Osaka, Japan 2003

Finalist proposal for the International Concept Competition for the Northern Osaka Station Area. For a 24-hectoare cargo yard at the center of Osaka City, PED proposed a “Forest of Wisdom” and a series of habitable “bridges” over it that connects surrounding neighborhoods. In the proposal, natural environment is secured in the urban center, the organization to incubate knowledge and support the academic-business partnership is planned, and flexible bridge structures to accommodate the offices and home-offices are designed to encourage the growth of the community.

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