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JR Onagawa Station / Shigeru Ban Architects

  • 23:00 - 13 May, 2015
JR Onagawa Station / Shigeru Ban Architects
JR Onagawa Station / Shigeru Ban Architects, © Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai +32

  • Structure Engineer

    Hoshino Architect & Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Chiku Engineering Consalutants
  • General Contractor

    Toda Corporation
  • Total Floor Area

    900.0 sqm
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© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

From the architect. This new station building is built approximately 150m inland from the old station building which was destroyed by the tsunami on March 11th, 2011.

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
Axonometric
Axonometric
© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

The 3-storey station building will consist of the station, retail shops, and waiting areas on the 1st floor, a municipal hot spring facility on the 2nd floor, and a viewing deck on the 3rd floor.

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

As symbol of our thoughts and prayers towards the rebuilding efforts of this disaster-stricken area, the design of the roof is based on an image of a bird with its wings spread soaring towards a bright future.

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "JR Onagawa Station / Shigeru Ban Architects" 13 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/631067/jr-onagawa-station-shigeru-ban-architects/>
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4 Comments

Felicia Johnson · May 20, 2015

What type of wood species was used for the the ceiling?

Hunter · May 15, 2015

I'm typically not a fan of minimalist buildings like this; they often seem too hard and empty. Between the complexity of the roof and the calming art, I love the atmosphere. I'd want to be here.

John Delaney · May 14, 2015

Typical beautiful understated complexity from Mr. Ban. Well done.

Gabi · May 14, 2015

Is this a train station, a spa, or both? Whatever it is, build more like it.

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