Kochi Castle Museum of History

Kochi Castle Museum of History

View from Otte Side

Kochi Castle Museum of History

View from Kochi Castle moat

Kochi Castle Museum of History

View from Kochi Castle Park

Kochi Castle Museum of History

Entrance, Craftsmanship of Kochi Master Craftsmen

Kochi Castle Museum of History

Entrance Gallery with dancing sunlight

Concept
The museum was built to preserve and securing hand down to future generations the precious historical records of Kochi, a land with an illustrious history.
Built in a castle town which was the seat of a samurai dynasty, the museum takes on an appropriate visage of historical legacy, dignity, austerity and steadiness.
The museum has its mission to accommodate both preservation and application of its historical artifacts, be equipped to support high-level museum activities and act as a bridge between history and community in a highly functional architecture that fulfills its role in the creation of the townscape.

As a historical archive of a castle town, built to securely preserve the legacy of its people and history, the structural design for the museum is fitted out with seismic isolation technology in its middle floor and built to withstand any tsunami or flooding that might occur after a huge earthquake.
Facts
Project Name
Kochi Castle Museum of History
Client
Kochi prefecture
Location
Kochi-shi, Kochi, Japan
Map
Major Use
Museum
Completion
Apr. 2016
Total Floor Area
6220㎡
Structure
RC, SRC, S,Mid-levels Seismic Isolation,PC
Floors
3F
Notes
Design Partner/Wakatake Machizukuri Laboratory
Photo Credit
Inazumi Photograph Studio
Awards
2017 12th Competition of Japan Shikkui Association