| A highway is the remain of civilization
in modern landscape. It is the secondary nature which contemporary people
were given in advance. For the neighbors the long wall was nothing else
but an exclusive obstacle which divided the surrounding area.
Turn the negative space of dark and inhumane highways into the positive
and cheerful space to face the neighbors. A complete change of the back
into the surface. This is what the design for Highway Park intends.
|| The simple concrete passages in the style
of box-culvert are given individual appearance and name, and their colors
are arranged to design communicative gates. The box gates vertically go
through a highway, and smoothly link the two divided areas on both sides
of the highway as a welcome gate for visitors. Moreover, in the Highway
Park, extending between the gates and along the highway, one may stop
walking and rest on a bench under a tree, or meet one's friends at a small
square or landmark tree. It is a place to enjoy oneself. A shadowy backstage
becomes a sunny landscape.