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. 102 _ Housing Quarter_ Aomori

. Housing Quarter_ Aomori

Study model detail public gardens at base of residential towers
Study model detail.

A new residential quarter for the city of Aomori in Northern Japan: a children's nursery, after school club and day-care centre are structured around a route which runs through the centre of the site. The landscape is treated as a series of public and private territories of varying scale; some as open grounds, some as small scale courtyards. A sports and community hall provides for use particularly during winter months.

Eight residential towers are planned with a minimal core and a compact ground plan. This allows for visual permeability across the site and a generous daylighting at ground level. A large proportion of the flats are planned as duplexes providing a sense of generosity to their interior layouts. This approach gives a large range of unit sizes.

project type_ mixed use
client_ City of Aomori
date_ 2001
status_ competition project

study model with eight residential towers and public gardens.
Study model
sketch drawing covered walkways a ground level and base of tower
View of covered way.
architectural plans flats and tower core layouts
Flat plans.
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