The 8 Level Rooftop Park ins Osaka, Japan



The 8 Level Rooftop Park in Osaka, Japan
When Osaka’s baseball stadium closed its doors, it opened the door to a prime redevelopment opportunity
in a new commercial district adjacent to Namba Train Station, the first stop from Kansai Airport. 
Photograph by Jerde Partnership Inc
Given the location, owner Nankai Electric Railway asked Jon Jerde to create a gateway that would redefine Osaka’s identity. 
Photograph by jtabn99 on Flickr
Jerde conceived Namba Parks as a large park, a natural intervention in Osaka’s dense and harsh urban condition.
Alongside a 30-story tower, the project features a lifestyle commercial center (with 120 tenants) crowned with a rooftop park that crosses multiple blocks while gradually ascending eight levels.

In addition to providing a highly visible green component in a city where nature is sparse, the sloping park connects to the street, welcoming passers-by to enjoy its groves of trees, clusters of rocks, cliffs, lawn, streams, waterfalls, ponds and outdoor terraces.

Photograph by Jerde Partnership Inc
 Beneath the park, a canyon carves an experiential path through specialty retail, entertainment and dining venues.


 Photograph by jtabn99 on Flickr
 
 
Photograph by Jerde Partnership Inc

 
Photograph by Chris Guy (pixelhut on Flickr)
 

Photograph by usamimi_amo on Flickr


Photograph by Jerde Partnership Inc


Photograph by A. Nakam (kisyu on Flickr)
 
Photograph by Jiratto on Flickr

  
Photograph by Jerde Partnership Inc

 
Photograph by Amanda Peterson


Photograph by Larry Lim (ShutterbugL on Flickr)

 
(As jy by die Afrikaanse groep aansluit, sal jy outomaties ook die Engelse e-posse ontvang. Dit is nie nodig om by albei aan te sluit nie)


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