Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

Kengo Kuma designed this new tourist information center in Asakusa. Famous for its bright orange Buddhist temple – Senso-ji – the site draws many Japanese tourists as well as visitors from overseas. Pitched-roof volumes appear to be stacked atop another to form this tourism hub overlooking a busy intersection. Outside, the building form responds to the somewhat chaotic scale and composition of this old neighborhood, whilst program is fit within a sleek interior accented by Kuma’s signature timber fins and louvres.

The project is featured in our magazine; Shinkenchiku May, 2012.