Umeda, Osaka
with 4site Architecture

The new centre of Umeda is imagined as a contemporary arts precinct, rich in the energy and passion of the arts, surrounded by an economic engine of related retail, commercial and housing.

A fertile arena to unify and celebrate the richness of Osaka’s contemporary culture

and lifestyle. The new centre is also a revolutionary example

to the world of how our cities could work in the future. By rethinking  the way we use our urban fabric the proposal suggests a distortion and manipulation of the ubiquitous

urban balance that we inhabit. The proposal distorts common urban elements and hierarchy

to create an urban gesture that prompts imagination, connectivity, optimism, community involvement and

public access.


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