Yashima Mountain-top Park project is located on the mountain called Yashima which is a national landmark and a natural treasure in the Setonaikai National Park. This project was initiated to revitalize the entire mountain top area and this mountain top park is designed to actualize and maximize its potential.
There used to be many buildings for sightseers, but many buildings had been demolished as they fell into disrepair as less sightseers came. Because of the strict regulations in this national preserved area, itʼs not allowed to make new buildings easily without going through a difficult permit process. So the area is in the process of returning to nature.
The team planed this long building as a part of the park following the shapes and various levels of the site so that it flows in and out of the many different spaces that the site has in order to actualize its potential. As such, the three-dimensional path building touches the ground then jumps up according to the character of the space and its function.
There will be seven small open spaces on the ground determining the shape of the building to make one big park. People donʼt enter a building but a large open space walking through under the elevated part of the building. As people walk around in the building, people will experience places like the viewing point, floating cafe in the trees, event space and exhibition spaces.
In this project, this building is designed as a part of the terrain to be a forward looking architecture that can naturally be part of its environment. The design team hope that they have found the beauty in the continuity of the architecture and the environment.
Project: Yashima Mountaintop Park
Project by: SUO + Style-A
Principal Architect: Takashi Suo (SUO)
Design Team: Takuya Sone (SUO), Yoji Komai (Style-A)
Structural Engineer: Mutsuro Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Hiraiwa*, Nobuyuki Takimoto (SSC) *former staff
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: P.T. Morimura & Associates
Lighting Design: Shozo Toyohisa (KILT PLAN) *Panorama exhibition room
Furniture Design: Takashi Suo (SUO)
Quantity Surveyor: Futaba Quantity Surveyors
Construction: Taniguchi + Yabuuchi JV
Adviser of Construction: Ikumi Toyota (ARTISAN)
Client: Takamatsu City
Site Area: 3,416.62 sqm
Built Area: 1,178.58 sqm
Design Phase: Apr.2016 - Dec.2019
Construction Phase: Mar.2020 - Jul.2022