Kansai Scene Magazine
 

 

Building Interest

Feature : The world of Japanese architecture sustained two heavy blows last month, as architectural giant Kisho Kurokawa (designer of such constructs as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the Nagoya City Art Museum) died of heart failure early last month and Kansai's wonderful Kirin Plaza Osaka shuttered its doors on October 31st. (It is scheduled for destruction some time in the future.) Though Kirin Plaza's on-site brewery, restaurant and art gallery were certainly enjoyable, the building itself - designed by famed architect Shin Takamatsu and opened in 1987 - was a dazzling, award-winning spot of futurism in the relatively down-and-dirty Dotonbori Bridge area.

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