The February 2011 (no 945) issue featured Nebuta-no-ie Warasse in a two page article. In the same period we collaborated with Nikkei Architecture and Hewlett-Packard on an article published in the March 2011 (no 947) issue. For about two we were asked to test run the large size HP Designjet T2300 eMFP printer-scanner-plotter. The fact that this printer can handle A0 size drawings, that it is also a scanner and its reasonable price-quality ration makes it an attractive machine, provided one has the space. We had to clear our living romm to do the test.
On 28th official inspections by the officials of the city took place.
Images taken one day before the official hand-over of the building.
At the same time in a meeting between the city and molo the official credits, to be uded in all publications, were determined as follows:
1) This version to be used in headers etc
Architects: Molo + d/dt Arch + Frank la Rivière Architects inc
2) Credits short version:
Architectural Design and Site Supervision
– molo (Todd MacAllen + Stephanie Forsythe)
– d&dt Arch (Yasuo Nakata)
– Frank la Rivière Architects Inc (Frank la Rivière)
Structural Engineering – Kanebako Structural Engineers
MEP – PT Morimura & Associates, Ltd
Construction – Kajima – Fujimoto – Kurahashi Construction JV
3) DETAILED PROJECT DATA
City of Aomori, Japan
design + site supervision
Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen with Robert Pasut, Kan A.,
Atsushi N., Duncan Wright, Kevin James, Adam Sharkey, Takuya
Shikanai, and Mathew-Arthur Bulford
Yasuo Nakata, with Atsuo Yano (previous staff)
Frank la Rivière Architects inc.
Frank la Rivière, with Paola Itikawa Otsuka (previous staff) and Yoko Mima
Kanebako Structural Engineers
Yoshiharu Kanebako, Yasuhiro Mochizuki
PT Morimura & Associates, Ltd.
Masanori Sodekawa, Takashi Yoshida (mechanical), Akira Katayanagi (electrical)
Nittobo Acoustic Engineering Co. Ltd
Kajima – Fujimoto – Kurahashi Construction JV
Yoden – Utou Construction JV
Kouji Kawayama, Akikazu Okuzaki (Stage Lighting: Yutaka Oda, Stage
Audio: Akihiro Kimura)
Shikanai – Daiki Construction JV
Toshiyuki Kidachi, Hiroshi Fujigamori
担当／Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen with Robert Pasut,
Kan A., Atsushi N., Duncan Wright, Kevin James, Adam Sharkey,
Takuya Shikanai, and Mathew-Arthur Bulford
担当／Frank la Rivière, Paola Itikawa Otsuka（元所員） 美馬陽子
担当／袖川政憲 吉田崇（機械） 片柳哲（電気）
担当／川山孝二 奥崎昭和 （舞台照明：尾田豊 舞台音響：木村明
Progress of the construction of the multi-purpose spaces on the second floor.
The foyer at L2. from this area the theater/event hall as well as the Nebuta Museum is accessed.
The steel screens that separate the reference area from the Nebuta hall.
Overview of the Nebuta hall from the second floor.
The music rehearsal spaces. This large spaces will have movable separation wall in order to be able to split the hall into three smaller ones. A large sliding door allows for a connection to the Nebuta hall in the eventuality of events in which a combined use is required.
The construction progress of the cafe & restaurant. To the right the frame of the counter
the Entrance hall.
The Nebuta will access the Nebuta hall through these large sliding door. They are at this moment being finished.
The west facade is nearing completion.
A view of the ambulatory on the west side. The light of the afternoon sun filters through the ribbons and doubles in the reflection of the glazing.