Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
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HAT Kobe
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JICA Kansai
The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Kobe Joint Government Office for Disaster Management
Japanese Red Cross Society Hyogo Prefectural Chapter
HEMC (Hyogo Emergency Medical Center)/Japanese Red Cross Kobe Hospital
Hyogo Institute for Traumatic Stress
Japan Student Services Organization Hyogo International House

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 Architectural Highlights


Designed by leading Japanese architect Ando Tadao, this museum itself is an attraction with many points to see. The museum, designed not only for the display of artworks but for the integration of various types of art, achieves a complex and diverse spatial experience with a plain and simple structure.
Each area of the architecture has its own expression rich in light and shade. The Entrance Hall heightens the senses and invites meditation via its calm atmosphere, while the contrasting glass corridors drenched in natural light surround the exhibition rooms. The expansive sea in front of the museum and the huge maze-like architecture blend together to produce a variety of changes in light. A museum that changes dramatically between time and seasons ? it is a joy to wander in the complexity of this changing museum architecture.

1F 屋内
 Entrance Hall
The atrium hall welcomes everyone to the Display building 1st floor.
  Permanent Exhibition Gallery Elevator Hall
This is the entrance to the Permanent Exhibition Gallery. The stairs climbing through the 16m-high atrium are the thing to see.

1F 屋外
 Large Staircase
This staircase invites visitors to take a seat and look out over the sea. It leads to the outdoor areas on the second floor and the third floor.
  Elevator
Connect the outdoor spaces on each floor.
*Please note that it does not allow access to exhibition rooms and other indoor areas.

 Circular Terrace
Connects B1F parking, 1F Entrance Hall, Gallery Wing, and 2F outdoor spaces. This is the symbol of the museum, connecting the Exhibition Wing and the Gallery Wing, and the sea and the mountains.

2F 屋内
 Slope
It is connected directly to the deck towards the station.

3・4F 屋内
 Light Court
Natural light shines into this space located between rooms of the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. It is sometimes used for art display.
  Permanent Exhibition Gallery Elevator Hall
This unique staircase has a complex shape. Compare and enjoy the difference to the Permanent Exhibition Gallery Elevator Hall.


 Large Eaves
Arriving at the top of the Large Staircase, visitors enter this space under the eaves looking out to the sea.
  Wind Deck
The stairs located in the center of the Large Eaves lead visitors up to the Wind Deck on the 4F outdoor space.

 Seaside Deck
This observatory space looks as if it is jutting out towards the sea. Visitors can look out over the whole of the complex architecture against the backdrop of the mountains, while also looking out at the sea.
  Hillside Deck
The north outdoor elevator and the stairs next to it lead to the Hillside Deck on the 4F outdoor space. It is the top floor of the tiered outdoor spaces.

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