Showing posts with label emilio Ambasz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label emilio Ambasz. Show all posts

Friday, February 25, 2022

ACROS Fukuoka


ACROS stands for Asian CRossroads Over the Sea, and houses an auditorium, conference centre, and numerous offices.

It was opened in 1994 and was designed by Argentinian architect Emilio Ambasz.

It was built on part of Tenjin Central Park, the last remaining green space in the area, and so it was designed to include a green roof that is an etension of the remaining park

The roof is a series of 15 terraces that rise 60 meters , and are planted with about 4,000 plants of about 76 different species.

This rood garden is open to the public during daylight hours. The interior of the building is a cavernous space rising up to the semi-circular atrium.

Wild Japan

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Inside ACROS


Going in through the front entrance of ACROS, one enters a huge atrium lit by by the semi-circular skylight that protrudes through the roof.


ACROS houses a convention center, a symphony Hall, tourist information office, gallery of traditional local arts and crafts, and numerous offices.


The building opened in 1994 and was designed by Emilio Ambasz.


A previous post with shots of the unusual exterior can be found here.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

ACROS Fukuoka


From the back and the sides ACROS looks like many other glass and steel buildings, though with an unusual stepped structure.


From the front however it looks as if the park in front of it has spread up over the building.


Designed by Argentinian architect Emilio Ambasz, the Tenjin Central Park, one of the last green spaces in the area, climbs up 15 terraces and in a very real sense doubles the size of the park.


During daylight hours the stairs running up the building are open and from the top good views can be had looking over the city.


ACROS stands for Asian CrossRoads Over the Sea and is the Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall.


It opened in 1994