The Hawaii Dreamland Resort Center in Yamagata, a visionary project by renowned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, marked a pivotal moment in Japan’s post-war era. Constructed as one of the country’s earliest resorts, it embodied a bold, new utopian vision of leisure and recreation. Kurokawa, celebrated for his innovative approach, infused the resort with futuristic design elements that resonated with the optimistic spirit of the time.
Hawaii Dreamland Resort Center Technical Information
- Architects: Kisho Kurokawa
- Location: Yamagata, Japan
- Site Area: 13,500m²
- Building Area: 3,638m²
- Total Floor Area: 5,758m²
- Project Year: 1967
- Source: © Kisho Kurokawa
Architecture (is) a theatre stage setting where the leading actors are the people, and to dramatically direct the dialogue between these people and space is the technique of designing.– Kisho Kurokawa
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About Kisho Kurokawa
Kisho Kurokawa was a prominent Japanese architect and a key figure in the Metabolist Movement, known for his revolutionary ideas that merged futuristic visions with traditional Japanese aesthetics. Born in 1934, Kurokawa gained international recognition for his innovative designs that often incorporated organic, flexible forms and prefabricated elements, challenging conventional architectural norms. His philosophy emphasized adaptability, sustainability, and the integration of nature and architecture, as seen in iconic works like the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Kurokawa’s influence extended beyond architecture into urban planning and philosophy, where he advocated for a symbiotic relationship between human society and the natural environment. His legacy is marked by a harmonious blend of the past and future, deeply influencing the evolution of contemporary architecture.