• The National Museum of Art, Osaka

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Museum, Public, Hall / 2004

Type Museum, Public, Hall
Service Architecture / Landscape / Interior
Client -
Project Team Design / Cesar Pelli & Associates, Inc., Ministry  of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Kinki Regional Development Bureau Government Buildings Department / Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.,  Balmori Associates INC. + Soma Landscape
Construction Zenitaka+Konoike+OHMOTO JV
Total floor area 13,487.0㎡
Floor, Structure 1F/B3F, RC/SRC
Location 4-2-55, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Photograph Naoomi Kurozumi
Award Japan Stainless Steel Association Prize(2004) / AIA Connecticut Design Award(2005)

About the Project

This is a completely underground museum created under the condition of utilizing the underground area of the existing Osaka Science Museum. The entrance was purposely designed with a look that stands out as it is a gateway to the whole area. This freely curving three dimensional line form was born from a considered process through utilizing models with detailed analysis and the client’s vision. Basically, it has a condensed look due to various environmental factors under the ground such as its identify expression as an art museum, the shape of the science museum right next to it, the master plan of this area and the flow of the people.



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