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Tsukiji 2020

A Post-Olympic Urban Infrastructure Design

Date:  Sep 2019 - Nov 2019

Cluster:  Urbanism 

Work Type:  Individual

Tsukiji Market, a famous cultural landmark in Tokyo, was demolished for the 2020 Olympic Games and then designed as an urban complex. The design wanted to create an urban system that was changeable, flexible and sustainable. It aims to preserve the heritage of Tsukiji, drawing on elements of traditional Japanese architecture and translating its two-dimensional variable space into new architectural forms, allowing the urban infrastructure to adapt quickly to changes over time, with rapid demolition and conversion. At the same time, the design preserves the natural resources of the ground space to the greatest extent possible, allowing the entire infrastructures to bring functional, traffic and environmental enhancements to the city.