Kurayoshi Commons+ expand detail
215,000 square feet / 20,000 square meters
All components of the Chubu Cultural Center are organized around the Kurayoshi Commons. This 42-meter-tall glass public room serves as a lobby for the performing arts center, as exhibition space, and as a forecourt for the women’s center, restaurant and shops. The Commons’ design is expressive of both the city and the region. The diagonal plan geometry reflects the various city grids which cross the site. The large wooden trusses relate to indigenous construction techniques. The Commons and the adjacent Outdoor Plaza offer ideal venues for public gatherings, concerts, fairs and festivals.