Status
Project
Year
2003
Program
Urban/Infrastrcutural
Scale
720000m²
Partners
Mark Mückenheim
Omar Mansour
Team
Mark Mückenheim,
Omar Mansour, Sandra Kauls

The development of the large open Umeda Cargo Station area is situated right at Osakas central train station with 2.5 million passengers daily. Our concept for the new development links to this bustling traffic hub via spatially diverse plaza like parks and gardens. These areas accommodate a great variety of recreational, social and cultural uses, acting as an attractor for pedestrians coming from the station. Three multi-use towers that are situated at the southern perimeter, densify the new development towards this important public transportation junction. Through high density, functional diversity, a variety of urban qualities and attractive public spaces, a lively urban quarter with synergetic effects on the surrounding neighborhood is created.