Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum


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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park was completed in 1955 following a competition to find a design in 1949. It was designed by Kenzo Tange, and brought him to international recognition.

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It is generally considered to be the first Modernist piece of architecture in Japan and is considered the birth of post-war architecture.

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The park and structures are laid out along an axis that points directly to what is now referred to as the A Bomb Dome, the ruin that stands at the epicenter of the blast.

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One of the focal points is the Peace Flame located at the Cenotaph.

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Since its original building in 1955 many new structures and monuments have been constructed in the park. In 1994 the Tange designed Memorial Hall was added.

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1 comment:

  1. Your photographs are always well composed and I always look forward to your posts. The third and fourth photos are standouts this time.

    Anne
    Adelaide, South Australia

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