Natori Performing Arts Center

The Natori Performing Arts Center is designed as a pavilion in the forest, integrating landscape and architecture as one. The Large Hall, seating 1350, is used mainly for music and drama performances and is equipped with a movable light reflector and stage system. The Medium Hall is a 450-seat shoebox, suitable for chamber music. The Small Hall is a flat, multi-purpose space. A fluid public lobby circles an inner courtyard and links the foyers of each hall.

Location: Natori, Miyagi, Japan
Completion Date: 1997
Building Type: Theater, Musical Hall
Structural System: Reinforced Concrete, Steel
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 4 Stories
Site Area: 27,556m²
Building Area: 5,831m²
Total Floor Area: 13,653m²
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
■ Notes
Main Hall:1350-Seat
Small Hall:450-Seat
■ Publication
GA JAPAN:1998. No.34
■ Awards / Competition
Tohoku Architectural Award(1998)
First Prize, invited proposal (1994)