Saturday, May 1, 2010

Nagasaki Ferry Terminal


As we walked towards the new Nagasaki Ferry terminal to catch the tour boat to Battleship island, I had a sneaking suspicion it was a Shin Takamatsu design.


It had all the hallmarks of his work,.... metal, concrete, glass, simple platonic solids, often with spaces cut out...., and a certain whimsy I appreciate in his work.


Sure enough, I was right, it was designed by him and built in 1995.


I have photos of two other ferry terminals designed by him, at Shichirui, and Sakaiminato,.... I will post them soon....


The best part of this structure was the inside, and photos of that I will post tomorrow.


1 comment:

  1. This terminal looks incredible surrealistic, the architect who did this structure is a genius don't you think ?