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Kyoto Central Train Station

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Hiroshi Hara
 
location Kyoto
function bus station, mall, mixed-use development, train station
contributed by Quentin_Seik

Japan's second-largest train station building (after Nagoya Station) and one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, movie theater, Isetan department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-storey roof. At 70 meters high and 470 meters from east to west, it exhibits many characteristics of futurism, with a slightly irregular cubic facade of plate glass over a steel frame. The station's large main hall with its exposed steel beamed roof, called the Matrix, is meant to reflect both the structure of the station and the grid like layout of Kyoto's street network. Kyoto is one of the least modern cities in Japan by virtue of its many cultural heritage sites, and was largely reluctant to accept such an ambitious structure in the mid-1990s. As a result the design has attracted criticism for its role in breaking down the traditional cityscape.

 

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Kyoto Central Train Station
Address
Higashishio-koji 8-3
Japan
Project is public!
Completion 1997
Floor area/size 238000 m2
ArchitectHiroshi Hara
Client Kyoto City
 
Project ID 8642
Latitude/Longitude 34°59'09N 135°45'30E
Contributed by Quentin_Seik
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