Hiroshi Hara – Sappora Dome Japan

Biography:

  • b. 1936 – d 2007
  • Also an author on architecture.
  • Was a professor at the University of Tokyo until 1997

Major Projects:

  • Yamato International, Ota, Tokyo, 1987
  • Kenju Park ‘Forest House’, Nakaniida, Miyagi Prefecture, 1987
  • Lida City Museum, Lida, Nagano Prefecture, 1988
  • Umeda Sky Building, Kita-ku, Osaka, 1993
  • Miyagi Prefectural Library, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, 1997
  • Kyoto Station Complex, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 1997
  • Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Hokkaidō, 2001
  • University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus II, Tokyo, 2002
  • Aizu Gakuho Junior and Senior School, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, 2007

Philosophy

  • “ Sustainable Architecture”
  • Thinker + Designer
  • Lessons from Vernacular Architecture to Future
  • Latest Technologies

Sapporo Dome:

  • Toyohira-ku , Sapporo, Japan,
  • Opened  : June 3, 2001
  • Capacity  : 53,845
  • Field dimensions :
    • Left Field – 100 m (328.1 ft)
    • Center Field – 122 m (400.3 ft)
    • Right Field – 100 m (328.1 ft)
  • Designed for Foorball World Cup 2002 :
    • Germany vs Saudi Arabia
    • Argentina vs England
    • Italy vs Ecuador

The Competition

  • Competition in 1996 ( both design and technology )
  • An all weather dome
  • Best among world wide contenders
  • Silvery egg-shaped dome

Characteristics – Two Arenas

  • Always a green field
  • One closed and another open
  • Pitch is always in good condition
  • Both arenas can be transformed to most appropriate mode within five hours

Characteristics – Sports Garden

  • Five botanical strips parallel to boulevard
  • Each strip have its own unique nature
  • Trees surround the entire area
  • Walkways
  • Ever-changing and Ever-growing components provide scenery

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