ODAKYU RAILWAY TSURUKAWA Sta. IDEA CONTEST - TOKYO
Honorable Mention - Station-Adjacent Space Ideas Division
【TSURUKAWA IDOBATA STREET】
TSURUKAWA IDOBATA STREET
In this Station-Adjacent Space Ideas Division, the challenge was to come up with “ideas to get more people to use the passageway from the station plaza that connects the town to the station, and turn it into a station that is loved.”
Casual water cooler talk (idobata-kaigi in Japanese) happens when people spontaneously congregate, with or without a reason, and everyone contributes the news that they have. Could this be done at a station? If idobata conversations could take place more openly, with a wider range of people, in a place that provides a sense of security and belonging, wouldn’t that make Tsurukawa station more fun?
“IDOBATA Street” is formed by the small “IDOBATA spots” that are scattered throughout the station. In addition to free and fee-based services, they are fitted out with devices that blend in with everyday life and make them easy to use, as well as means of facilitating access to and the transmission of information.
Rendering of horizontal view from the South Exit of Tsurukawa station -- Free Passageway – North Exit --North Plaza