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Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel Renewal Project
Kiyotsukyo Tunnel, one of the must-visit places in Echigo-Tsumari, has been redesigned by MAD Architects who have created a new entrance to refurbish the adjacent facility. The design regards the tunnel as a submarine, insulated from the external environment, and the entrance facility as a periscope overlooking the outside world. This periscope acts as both a reception and cafe space on the ground floor as well as an ashi-yu (foot-bath) on the upper level. Looking up while sitting in the foot-bath, you will see the natural landscape through the periscope above. Is the periscope a window, hole, or mirror? What questions does it ask?
© Foto: Courtesy Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
29. Juli - 17. September 2018, Region Echigo-Tsumari, Japan. Generaldirektor: Fram Kitagawa. Etwa 360 Werke von Künstlern, Architekten, Performern aus 44 Ländern auf über 760 km2.