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  5. ASSISTANT
  6. 2013
  7. Korogaru Pavilion / ASSISTANT

Korogaru Pavilion / ASSISTANT

  • 19:00 - 29 March, 2017
Korogaru Pavilion / ASSISTANT
© YCAM
© YCAM

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  • Architects

  • Location

    7 Nakazonochō, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi-ken 753-0075, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Hiroi Ariyama, Megumi Matsubara
  • Area

    407.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

  • Structural engineer 

    Tokyo University of the Arts, Kanada Structural Design Lab / Mitsuhiro Kanada, Miki Ozeki
  • Playground Equipment Designers

    Daiya Aida, Kiyoshi Suganuma (YCAM)
  • Client

    Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) http://www.ycam.jp/
  • Site Area

    8667 m2
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© YCAM
© YCAM

Text description provided by the architects. On the vast lawn of the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) forecourt, Megumi Matsubara & Hiroi Ariyama of the Japanese architecture firm Assistant designed two pavilions where children can play over the summer. The project was commissioned by YCAM to celebrate their 10th anniversary and made in collaboration with the YCAM's educational program team. YCAM is well known for introducing the most cutting-edge in the spheres of Arts and Media in Japan and abroad, serving as an artistic platform for sharing IT-based media technology, theatre and dance performances, art exhibitions, and more. The pavilions each feature a circular garden in which a variety of elements commingle; the sun, the earth, the air, visual images and sound. 

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Floor Plan
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Model

The pavilions encourage children to leave the media environment in the YCAM building and interact with the immediate surroundings, including natural light, wind, touching directly soil and plants, feeling the sky and birds mixed with the high-tech media technology. The boundaries between children’s experiences inside the pavilions and the ones induced by playground tools are blurred. The architecture and the playground equipments are given an equal weight and together define the whole environment.

© YCAM
© YCAM
Korogaru Pavilion / ASSISTANT, © YCAM
© YCAM

The circular shape dilutes one’s sense of direction. The two pavilions’ structures both contain the void reversing each other’s plan: one holds the void at the centre, while the other is circled by the void. It is those voids that welcome wind and light into the space, heightening children’s awareness towards subtle natural phenomena that surround them.

© YCAM
© YCAM
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Korogaru Pavilion / ASSISTANT" 29 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/868016/korogaru-pavilion-assistant/> ISSN 0719-8884
© YCAM

Korogaru 儿童活动馆 / ASSISTANT