Ofunato Civic Cultural Center and Library by Chiaki Arai
It attracts more than 20,000 people every month in a city of 40,000, partly due to its design process with heavy involvement from the locals which creates a sense of ownership.
For the 8th Chinese Flower Expo in Wujin, China, Lab Architecture Studio designed two pavilions to honor the event, the Art Exhibition Pavilion and the Science Exhibition Pavilion. This winning design explores the relationship between the water and the petal and expressing the tension found between the Natural landscape and the iconic culture body. The ecological building design draws upon the natural geographical features and also promotes sustainability and the natural ecology.