From Inaccessible Pond to Public Hotspot
Kashiwanoha Aqua Terrace is a transformation of a purely functional stormwater retention pond into an active and vital public space with intent to increase land value of the surrounding area. The formation of a local management platform formed amongst private and public sectors allowed removal of high fences surrounding the pond and opened it up for general public. A series of viewing decks, terraces, and communal areas were designed to utilize the vast green and blue landscape as a significant public asset and successfully turned the space into an accessible public hotspot. Careful design coordination with T-Site, the neighboring retail, resulted in a successful “stage” for community events, stimulating new public life and community bonding amongst residents, visitors, and workers.
|Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
|TOTAL SITE AREA
|Approx. 240,000 sq.m. (Innovation Campus)
Approx. 23,753 sq.m. (Aqua Terrace)
|Urban Design Center Kashiwanoha (urban design advisor)
Nikken Sekkei (landscape design lead)
Ohba (civil engineering)
Ripple Design (lighting),