Thursday, February 11, 2010

Asia Pacific Import Mart

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The Asia-Pacific Import Mart and West Japan General Exhibition Hall are located just north Of Kokura Station in Kitakyushu and is part of the redevelopment of the old indistrial/port area.

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It's part of Kitakyushu's FAZ (Foreign access zone) an attempt, somewhat successful, to forge stronger links between North Kyushu and the mainland of Asia.

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It was finished in 1998 and was designed by Nikken Sekkei.

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The AIM is home to a variety of restaurants and shops featuring products from the Asia Pacific region.

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2 comments:

  1. I was at these very buildings just 2 or 3 weeks back. A desolate place.

    Again, excellent photos.

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  2. It was deserted when I was there too....

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