Will Galloway, Koen Klinkers, Yoko Cialoni, Namita Singh, Miau Zhou
Located on a site close to the new Olympic Stadium in central Tokyo the site was originally developed with a sunken courtyard that isolated the existing building from its location.
Taking advantage of the 2020 olympics we propose to engage the street with activities and additions that build on the expectations of the upcoming games. A summer cooling station, a theatre that bridges from the street to the subteranean site, temporary exhibit space and restaurants, a kids adventure space, and rest areas for passers-by.
The olympics acts as the catalyst for a semi-permanent event space and destination for the area. The construction is on the other hand temporary and easy to modify, add on to, and remove, as needs change.