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    Photographer : Mamoru Ishiguro
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    Photographer : Mamoru Ishiguro
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POLA Museum of Arts

Kanagawa, Japan

Project Brief

Owner POLA Art Foundation
Location Kanagawa, Japan
Site area 56,572.24 sq.m.
Building area 3,389.04 sq.m.
Total floor area 8,098.04 sq.m.
Structure S / SRC
Floors 2 aboveground, 3 underground
Building height 8.00m
Parking capacity 173 cars
Construction period Apr 2000 - May 2002

Outline

This museum is constructed in National Park of Fuji Hakone, a suburb of Tokyo for exhibiting the huge collections, mainly paintings of Impressionism, assembled by the former chairman of POLA Corporation. Majority of the building structure is covered underground in a bowl shape to be consistent in height with surrounding forest and to reduce impact by earthquake. Visitors would cross a bridge for approaching the glass entrance at the highest level and witness the dramatic lobby of 4-floor high with the view of graceful nature underneath. Exhibition rooms around fully utilize fiber light for illumination, providing the best condition for appreciating the collections.

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