Title of Works

Act City Hamamatsu

Organizer / Architect

Nihon Sekkei, Inc. Toshi Kenchiku Sogo Kenkyujo


1996 IES/Award of Merit


Shizuoka Chubu Region




Public Facilities


Act City Hamamatsu with an area of 230,000 square meters extending from the front of JR Hamamatsu Station, is the largest urban redevelopment project in the Tokai region. Based on a vision of Hamamatsu as an "international convention city" and a "musical culture city," halls, hotels, offices, commercial spaces, an exhibition event hall, a musical instrument museum, and an educational training center were built in four zones, labeled A-D.

Zone A, located closest to the station and consisting of a grand hall and congress center, required an outdoor lighting arrangement that would bring the flow of people from the station to the other three zones. Illumination of the basement floor's sunken garden and the roof garden are the core of a meticulous lighting arrangement -- including illumination of the balconies -- which creates a charming town-like atmosphere.