TAKETOMBO x RISD - OLD HOKURIKU BANK BUILDING
A Historic Preservation & Cultural Education Initiative - Nanto City, Japan
6.12.2020 US - Japan FINAL DESIGN PRESENTATION
We did it!
After14 weeks of hard work and intense academic critiques based in Providence (as COVID19 forced us to cancel all Japan travel), RISD team met with Inami locals for the 1st time online and presented 9 architecture interventions for the Old Hokuriku Bank building in a
DESIGN STUDIO COMPLETED!
Despite the challenges in the COIVD19 pandemic, we managed to finish the design initiative and delivered 9 design concepts to local Inami community.
Read the BLOG about the final presentation.
(1) This project will be archived and published as a book by Rhode Island School of Design.
(2) The Inami community is organizing an exhibition sharing the 9 design concepts to more local residents at the Hokuriku Bank Building. Re-opening the Old Bank Building is under negotiation. Tentative exhibition date is October 2020.
December 31, 2019
The Inami Art Museum is permanently closed.
On November 20 2019, Inami Art Association curated its last exhibition at Inami Art Museum. The show closed on December 22.
And on December 31, the lease of Inami Art Museum ended, marking the end of its 32-year of service as a free museum for the community.
The fate of the 96-year-old historic building remains unknown.