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Chokkura Plaza

In his signature style, architect Kengo Kuma celebrates material in this innovative design for an exhibition and assembly space in Tochigi, Japan.

By: Kengo Kuma & Associates

Architecture-Page | Chokkura Plaza by Kengo Kuma & Associates
The design was largely inspired by the characteristics of its predominant material -- the Ooya stone.

Project Details

  • Project Name: Chokkura Plaza
  • Client: The City of Shioya-gun, Tochigi
  • Project Type: Architectural Design
  • Principal Designer: Kengo Kuma
  • Design Team: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Year of commencement of project: March 2004
  • Year of completion of project: March 2006
  • Location of site: Takanezawa, Shioya-gun, Tochigi, Japan
  • Structural engineering: Oak Structural Design Office
  • Facilities Engineering: P.T.Morimura & Associates
  • Construction: Watanabe general construction / Kenmoku Stone Architect Co. Ltd.
  • Site area: 2,968.47 square meters
  • Built-up area: 669.85 square meters
  • Total floor area: 546.46 square meters
  • Maximum Height: 8.18 meters
  • Use: Assembly Hall, Exhibition Space

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