Saturday, April 30, 2011
From the back and the sides ACROS looks like many other glass and steel buildings, though with an unusual stepped structure.
From the front however it looks as if the park in front of it has spread up over the building.
Designed by Argentinian architect Emilio Ambasz, the Tenjin Central Park, one of the last green spaces in the area, climbs up 15 terraces and in a very real sense doubles the size of the park.
During daylight hours the stairs running up the building are open and from the top good views can be had looking over the city.
ACROS stands for Asian CrossRoads Over the Sea and is the Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall.
It opened in 1994