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Amazing Landscape Architecture : Namba Parks

Namba Parks is a really amazing piece of architecture, a place where you’ll spend half your time shopping and the other half admiring the design. It stands where Osaka’s baseball stadium used to be until 2003, and consists of a 30-floor skyscraper, Parks Tower, and 120-tenant shopping mall which includes many restaurants and a cinema. The eight floors of terraced gardens, boutique stores, big brands and trendy dining have been an instant hit in shopping-mad Osaka. In addition to providing a highly visible green component in a city where nature is sparse, the sloping park connects to the street, welcoming passers-by to enjoy its groves of trees, clusters of rocks, cliffs, lawn, streams, waterfalls, ponds and outdoor terraces.

2550338291 7f0a34c1d7 o Amazing Landscape Architecture : Namba ParksBeneath the park, a canyon carves an experiential path through specialty retail, entertainment and dining venues. Namba Parks creates a new natural experience for Osaka that celebrates the interaction of people, culture and recreation. The project was so successful that Namba Parks construction is already underway for an extension – almost doubling the facility and due for completion in the middle of 2007. Finally this project is so amazing, that personally I would include it as the 8th wonder of the world. – Namba Parks on Wikipedia & Namba Parks website + Images at higher resolution – 1, 2

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8 responses to “Amazing Landscape Architecture : Namba Parks” - Add yours!

  1. Architects India said:
    June 5, 2008

    Amazing architecture ….. its really fun to see innovation at its best .. :)

  2. September 28, 2008

    Really wonderful landscape, and wonderful newsletter
    Keep it up, God bless you

  3. MEEP said:
    October 13, 2008

    wow that is soo cool

  4. Sebastien said:
    September 14, 2009

    Esthetically its amazing. Fonctionally, it may take a while to get used to. But hey…maybe not that long..i’m not japanese.

  5. Rack Mounts said:
    January 16, 2010

    interesting read!

  6. StylinStephen said:
    August 5, 2010

    CCCCCCcccccccUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuLLLLLLLLLLLllllllLLLLLLLLLLLLLLll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

  7. Momo said:
    August 10, 2010

    A giant PS3 surrounded by a park…..cool.

  8. argie said:
    April 8, 2011

    WOW!! so amazing… I`d like to see this in real.

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