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Japanese Immigration Memorial / Open-air museum

Japanese Immigration Memorial
Japanese Immigration Memorial

Discipline: Architecture

Discipline: Architecture

This open-air museum celebrates the friendship between Japan and the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil and symbolizes the many fruits of their relationship. The structure is a bridge traversing a lake. The bridge metaphorically connects two territories, eras, ideas, and ideals. The curved walls on each side of the bridge -- one with a red circle, the other with a triangle -- are a nod to the flags of Japan and Minas. The structure strives to be a happy analogy that expresses qualities of conciseness and synthesis common to both cultures.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2017

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

  • TARGET REGIONS South America, Specific country/region: Brasil/Minas Gerais/Belo Horizonte

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

Client / Manufacturer

Associação Mineira de Cultura

Associação Mineira de Cultura
Nipo-Brasileira (AMCNB)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Design

Gustavo Penna

Gustavo Penna
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Architecture: Gustavo Penna, Mariza Machado Coelho Design: Paulo Pederneiras

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