B-con Plaza-International Convention Hall
1991 - 1995
Site Area: 32,301 sqmBuilding Area: 12,830 sqmTotal Floor Area: 32,453 sqm
Governor Morihiko Hiramatsu of Oita Prefecture argues that things that are local have global implications, but it is first necessary to have a base from which information can be transmitted. B-con Plaza is a large-scale facility for housing various conventions and is intended to turn Oita into a newsworthy place. It is centered around 8,000-person arena, a 1,200- person philharmonic hall which can be used for conventions, an international conference center, small and medium-sized conference rooms for subcommittee meetings and a 1,000-person reception hall. The facility will have the capacity to accommodate large-scale activities that may be organized if the idea of regrouping present-day prefectures into large regional units is ever adopted.