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warehouse c

nagasaki, japan


Warehouse C is a private warehouse with a public rooftop promenade. It is 200 meters long, 25 meters wide and an average of 22 meters high, dimensions comparable to a super tanker. It is organized in 3 essential parts: a two level private warehouse on the bottom for dry goods distribution from ship to city, a public garden on its roof and a 20 meter diameter spherical exhibition hall. The roof scape, a new elevated ground floor plane, provides a public link between the new ferry terminal and retail elements on the new wharf and the center of the city. The garden is a present day version of the traditional “dry” gardens of Tokyo, and serves as the main public space on the wharf.


The color palette is based on Japanese symbology and supports the architectural program. 


Collaboration with RoTo Architects

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