Kamioka Town Hall
1976 - 1978
Site Area: 7,046 sqmBuilding Area: 1,627 sqmTotal Floor Area: 4,307 sqm
The initial plan for the building, to be located in the middle of the remote mining town of Kamioka, was for a rather low structure that would remain inconspicuous among the surrounding houses, with their tarred tin roof. This design was rejected, however, and a building that constructed with the dark atmosphere of hte town was requested instead. The final design is a structure with an exterior of gleaming silver aluminum that resembles a spaceship.