Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art


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The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art was opened in 1989 on top of Hijiyama overlooking the city.
The most noticeable feature is the circular structure at the main entrance.
The gap in the circle is oriented towards the location of the nuclear bomb epicenter.

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It was designed by Kisho Kurokawa who designed many museums in Japan and is considered one of the founders of the Metabolism Movement, a contemporary style of Japanese architecture.

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It is a very large structure, but most of it is below ground.

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The style of the buildings reflects that of traditional Japanese storehouses.

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