ODAKYU RAILWAY TSURUKAWA Sta. IDEA CONTEST - TOKYO

2018

Excellent Design Award  -  Station Utilization Ideas Division

TSURUKAWA MANABIBA FESTIVAL

 

TSURUKAWA MANABIBA FESTIVAL

This competition sought a wide range of ideas for a “new Tsurukawa station” in 2018 under the theme “Everyone’s hopes and dreams will create a new Tsurukawa station.”

It became a groundbreaking ideas competition, as it involved not only the design of the station building, but a design of the community created by the station together with the station building, including ways to use the station and concepts on communities stemming from the station.

In this Station Utilization Ideas Division, the challenge was coming up with “events that you’d like to hold, or have held at Tsurukawa station and its surrounding areas (the station plaza, or open spaces in commercial facilities)” and “ideas that would make you feel happier about Tsurukawa station”.

MANABIBA Spots

The small free spaces around the station’s free passageway turn into MANABIBA just by adding temporary facilities.

MANABIBA Stations

The waiting area in the free passageway and the stage in the park draw on their inherent functionality to turn into MANABIBA stations where various types of information gather.

Rendering of horizontal view from the South Exit of Tsurukawa station -- Free Passageway – North Exit --North Plaza

Why Tsurukawa becomes a MANABIBA (a place for learning)

Surrounded by a quiet waterfront, serene hills, and a rich natural environment, Tsurukawa, which also boasts historical cultural buildings, can be considered the optimal location to pursue one’s intellectual curiosity. At times, this could be while having fun with friends; at others, while taking the time for deep intellectual reflection alone. The Tsurukawa MANABIBA Festival is a festival that allows you to experience both. At the MANABIBA (places of learning) that are dotted throughout the town, you can at times be a teacher, and at others be a student, finding a new place for yourself and a new relationship with the local community through learning and co-creation.

TEXT by Masako Maeshiro

 
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