Cell Space Architects

Nasunogahara Harmony Hall

Mr. Junichi Nakajo, my university classmate and I, Mutsue Hayakusa, entered a competition under the chairmanship of Mr. Kisho Kurokawa to design a cultural building in Nasunagahara.
The building was to be located close to Otawara, in Tochigi Prefecture, in a beautiful rural landscape, but where rapid residential development was in progress. A park-like facility to preserve nature was created so people could walk or gather on a daily basis. An undulating hill was formed on the flat land so that your gaze is drawn to the verdant countryside spreading out on the plain. The flow of the waterway through the local Nasu town was expressed as a promenade alongside a water feature passing through the center of the site in front of the building facades. The promenade and water feature invites visitors to the center of the site where facilities such as the large hall seating 1,200, small hall seating 400, gallery and other attractions can be accessed.


  • Location

    Otawara city, Tochigi Prefecture.

  • Type

    Theater, exhibition hall, conference hall

  • Structure

    Reinforced concrete and steel framework 3 stories with basement and PH1

  • Site Area


  • Design Period

    January 1992 - September 1992

  • Construction Period

    October 1992- October 1994