NHK Osaka Broadcasting Center, NHK Osaka Hall, Osaka Museum of History

NHK Osaka Broadcasting Center, NHK Osaka Hall, Osaka Museum of History

View from Osaka Castle Moat

NHK Osaka Broadcasting Center, NHK Osaka Hall, Osaka Museum of History

Exterior view with surrounding planting continuous with Osaka Castle Park

NHK Osaka Broadcasting Center, NHK Osaka Hall, Osaka Museum of History

Exterior Exhibit./Raised Floor Storage of Osaka Museum of History

NHK Osaka Broadcasting Center, NHK Osaka Hall, Osaka Museum of History

Left: Entrance Hall of History Museum
Upper Right: NHK Osaka Hall
Lower Right: Archaeological Remains, Naniwa Palace Site

Concept
The NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station was moved to the old site of the Central Gymnasium and integrated with Osaka Museum of History as a part of the realization of the "Conceptual Scheme for Integration of Naniwa Palace Site and Osaka Castle Park".
The vestiges of the ancient Naniwa Palace, considered to be the historical roots of Osaka, have been confirmed.

The preservation and utilization of the ruins was an objective along with the provision for the functional requirements for both the new NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station and the Osaka Museum of History in an organically integrated cultural symbol, open to all the people of Osaka, connecting its past with the future.
Facts
Project Name
NHK Osaka Broadcasting Center, NHK Osaka Hall, Osaka Museum of History
Client
Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Osaka Prefecture
Location
Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Map
Major Use
Broadcasting Center, Theater, Museum
Completion
May 2001
Total Floor Area
90,026 m²
Structure
SRC, S
Mega Frame Structure
Structural Control Dampers
CFT
Viscous Damping Wall
Floors
18F 3BF
Notes
Design Partner/
NHK Science & Technical Research Center
Osaka Ctiy Residential Division
NTT Facilities
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Japan
Photo Credit
Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Awards
2006 Public Building Award
2003 Osaka Machinami Award
2002 Selecting with Readers"Architecture and Social Award"
2001 Excellent Fire Fighting Disasters Prevention System Award