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Contemplation Space, Nakasato Village, Niigata

Potemkin, Japan – design by Casagrande & Rintala

2 Feb 2010

Post Industrial Meditation Park

Design: Casagrande & Rintala

POTEMKIN

The park is situated in Nakasato village valley, known in Japan for its high quality of rice. The site is a gentle slope between the rice fields and Kuramata river. Entering the park from the driveway, the visitor starts slowly descending in between rusting iron walls gradually forming spaces and framing views.

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Inside the park are places to play, to gather and to reflect. The whole forms an iron vessel, with a floor of river bottom gravel inviting the visitors to take their shoes off.

Viewed from a distance, the rusty steel walls become another terrace in the rice paddy dyke system.

The work is a celebration honoring the people who live and work this land.

A project for Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2003, in Niigata prefecture, Japan
Organized by Art Front Gallery, Tokyo.

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Post Industrial Meditation Park – Building Information

Site: Nakasato Village, Niigata prefecture
Size: 120 m x 20 m
Materials: steel, wood, gravel, recycled glass, recycled concrete, recycled steel, old farming tools, truck tires, volcanic sand, stone
Authors: Casagrande & Rintala
Work Group: Sami Rintala, Marco Casagrande,
Edmundo Colon, Philippe Gelard, Leslie Cofresi, Marty Ross, Janne Saario, Jan-Arild Sannes, George Lovett, Dean Carman, Joakim Skajaa, Sonny Madonaldo

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Post Industrial Meditation Park Japan images / information from Sami Rintala

Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Location: Nakasato Village, Niigata, Japan, East Asia

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