General View from Janome Beach
In addition to just viewing, hands-on experience of nature is possible
South Façade. The facility seems to jut out into the sea
Brightly sunlit Galleria
The changing seasons and time of day came be felt inside the aquarium
Upper level of tanks use natural lighting and ventilation
fauna and Flora are bred in a natural environment
Children's Experience Facility
the boundaries between interior and exterior are made porous by "slips" and "Slants" in units
The facility exhibits not only water environments, but also waterside land fauna and flora.
The gentle curves and transparency of its silhouette contrast with the industrial port setting but also symbolizes the splendor and natural rhythms of the open ocean.
The facility was damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster, but was reopened within the short span of 4 months due to enormous support and assistance it received.
Jan. 2010 (Children's Experience Facility)
Thermal Environment Simulation/AGC Amenitech
disaster prevention plan/Akeno Facility Resilience
Wind Tunnel Test /Wind Engneering Institute
Exhibition Design/Kanno Creative
2004年 AACA Award
2004年 Public Building Award
2003年 Annual Architectural Design Commendation of AIJ
2003年 Fukushima Architectural and Cultural Award
2002年 BCS Award
2001年 Good Lighting Award
2000年 Inter･Intra Space Design Sellection’99