WORKS / 風鈴彩祭 2013

WORKS / Furin-saisai 2013

主要用途: 展示会場構成

構造設計: tmsd萬田隆構造設計事務所

施工: 中村展設

クレジット: 主催:東京ミッドタウン/企画制作:ポマト・プロ

所在・会場: 東京ミッドタウン ガレリア

設計期間: 2013.04-07

施工期間: 2013.07.17-2013.07.18

会期: 2013.07.19-2013.08.18

写真: 吉次史成/トラフ建築設計事務所

東京ミッドタウンで毎年夏に開催される 「MIDTOWN ❤ SUMMER 2013」のイベントのひとつ、「風鈴彩祭」の展示会場構成を前年に引き続き担当することになった。約500個もの風鈴が全国各地の29産地から集められ、ショッピングエリアであるガレリア内、1階から3階の各フロアで「日本の夏の涼」をテーマに展示された。



Principle use: EXHIBITION SITE

Structural design: Takashi Manda Structural Design

Production: NAKATEN

Credit: Organizer: Tokyo Midtown / Producer: POMATO PRO

Building site: Tokyo Midtown Galleria

Design period: 2013.04-07

Construction period: 2013.07.17-2013.07.18

Duration: 2013.07.19-2013.08.18

Photo: Fuminari Yoshitsugu / TORAFU ARCHITECTS

For a second year in a row, we supervised the site for the "Furin-saisai" Wind Chime Festival, one of the events of “MIDTOWN ❤ SUMMER 2013”, held every summer at Tokyo Midtown. Approximately 500 wind chimes by 29 producers from all over Japan are exhibited throughout the first floor to the third floor to the theme of “the Coolness of a Japanese Summer” inside the Galleria shopping area.

Last year's exhibition focused on showcasing each wind chime individually. However, this year we opted for a display method that would bring out the sounds of the wind chimes. On the second and third floors, the latticed canopy hanging above creates a structure representing foliage growing from the bristling wooden framework towers. We planned the exhibition for visitors to enjoy by hanging many wind chimes from the canopy like fruits from a tree blowing in the wind from a blower and chiming in the background. On the first floor, the wooden framework creates a wall of nested chimes where each chime can be observed individually in detail.
The tree-like wooden structure layout follows that of an orchestra where wind chimes are arranged by instrument materials, such as glass, ceramic and metal. The blowers placed atop the towers are controlled by a program and can be turned on and off to make the wind chimes sound according to materials or all at once while competing with the background score by wind chime artists.

We have focused this installation to allow the cooling sounds of the wind chimes to fill the entire Galleria as they spread from under the shade of wind chime-bearing trees.