Mihara Performing Arts Center

Mihara city is situated 70km east of Hiroshima. The existing cultural center is sited in the city’s central park, which will be reconstructed. A low foyer and small cafe surround a courtyard, bringing the surrounding greenery into the building. Additionally, a large 1200-seat multi-purpose hall with a fly tower and an orchestra pit is supplemented by rehearsal and practice rooms.

Location: Mihara, Hiroshima, Japan
Completion Date: 2007
Building Type: Theater
Structural System: Steel, Reinforced Concrete, Steel Reinforced Concrete
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 2 Stories
Site Area: 39,553.68m²
Building Area: 4,054.03m²
Total Floor Area: 7,421.58m²
Structural Engineer: Hanawa Structural Design
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: P.T. Morimura and Associates
■ URL
http://www.mihara-popolo.com/
■ Notes
Acoustics design : Nagata Acoustics
Stage equipment : Theatre Workshop
Landscape design : studio on site
Seats:Hall / 1209-Seat
■ Publication
Fumihiko Maki(PHAIDON)
Shinkenchiku:2008.1
GA JAPAN:No.71, No. 90
a+u:2012.7 Special Issue
■ Awards / Competition
Building Contractors Society Prize(2010), Public Buildings Award - Excellent Award(2012)
First Prize, open proposal (2003)