Kazuyo Sejima et Ryue Nishizawa – SANAA Port Terminal for Naoshima Island, Japan.

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Completes construction of cloud-shaped port terminal for Naoshima Island.
Famous for its contemporary art scene.

Japanese duo Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa and their company SANAA designed the terminal for passengers waiting to disembark, giving them a place to park their bike or motorbike or use the toilet before their trip.

It replaces an old terminal in the village of Honmura, one of the two main ports of the island located in the Seto Inland Sea, in Kagawa Prefecture, in Japan.

It is a landing point for tourists visiting Naoshima's contemporary art museums such as Tadao Ando's Chichu Art Museum, and his site-specific installations like Yayoi Kusama of Yellow Pumpkin Carving.


"We wanted to create a landmark for the inhabitants of the island as well as for visitors who are visiting the island for the first time, so that they can easily find the embarkation point for the ship ", said the studio.

“With this unique shape, people heading to the terminal or people approaching the terminal by boat can easily find the port, even from a distance”, he added.

"We hope this place will become a new symbol for the village where islanders and visitors can meet."


The high form of 8 meter is modeled on a cumulonimbus cloud and is made up of intersecting spheres of fiber-reinforced plastic spheres. Bulbous plastic structure is supported by a checkered wooden frame.

The semi-transparent shape shines like a beacon when the lights inside are illuminated at night.











Builds a small, cloud-shaped passenger terminal for a port on the Japanese island of Naoshima, famous for its contemporary art scene.


Japanese duo Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa and their company SANAA designed the terminal for passengers waiting to disembark, giving them a place to park their bike or motorbike or use the toilet before their trip.
It replaces an old terminal in the village of Honmura, one of the two main ports of the island located in the Seto Inland Sea, in Kagawa Prefecture, in Japan.
It is a landing point for tourists visiting Naoshima's contemporary art museums such as Tadao Ando's Chichu Art Museum, and his site-specific installations like Yayoi Kusama of Yellow Pumpkin Carving.


The high form of 8 meter is modeled on a cumulonimbus cloud and is made up of intersecting spheres of fiber-reinforced plastic spheres. Bulbous plastic structure is supported by a checkered wooden frame.


The semi-transparent shape shines like a beacon when the lights inside are illuminated at night.




 



 

 

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I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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