Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, Foreign Office Architects

Jutting out from the shore of Japan’s second largest city, lies a building which is more park than Passenger Terminal. A place which represents the fluidity of the water it reaches towards, far more than the right angled city behind. There is poetry in the weathered decking and it’s undulating movement. Walking above, under and through the structure gives one the feeling of walking over waves, and then being beneath them in oceans cavernous interior.
The Terminal is a bridge between the Ocean and Earth; the way the Ocean creates feelings of insignificance and meditation, while Earth and man-made concrete invites feelings of safety and security. In this way, the Terminal provides opportunity for reflection while providing connection to a solid structure.

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This entry was published on October 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm. It’s filed under Architecture, Design, Landscape Architecture, Modern Architecture, Travel and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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