Nara Convention Centre Japan

City of Nara

Design entry for an international competition for a new convention centre for the city of Nara Japan. The 13,000m2 centre comprised of 2 multipurpose halls and a concert hall together with parking for 250 cars.

The concept created a highly transparent envelope with the halls sitting as objects within the space linked to a service spine along one side of the building. The requirement to create an urban park was interpreted by the creation of a lake, which the centre appears to float in together with a public square for outside events containing a giant projection screen and auditorium that opens up to create an outdoor stage.

Modelmaker The Network Photography Andrew Putler