Hiroshi Hara + ATELIER¦µ // 1993
Osaka Japan // MAP
hin Umeda City was completed in 1993. At its core is the Umeda Sky Building, a "pair of skyscrapers connected in midair" built in an unusual architectural form not often encountered anywhere in the world. The skyscrapers are equipped with superior safety measures such as earthquake-proofing and disaster protection, and have a floating garden at the top. With the passage of time, the half-mirror glasses that cover the building reflect the sky on their surface, so that the building seems to become one with the firmament and it appears as if the garden is alone, floating there in the blue.