Riverwalk Kitakyūshū

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Riverwalk in Kitakyushu and the Kokura castle moat

Riverwalk Kitakyushu (リバーウォーク北九州 Ribāwōku Kitakyūshū?) is a prestigious shopping centre near the Murasaki river and Kokura Castle in Kokura Kita ward, Kitakyushu, Japan. It was opened as part of the Kitakyushu Renaissance policy on April 19, 2003 and includes theatres, restaurants, a multiplex cinema, NHK studios, the head offices of Zenrin Co. and the Asahi Shinbun (West area) and a branch of the Kitakyushu city art museum.

East side of Riverwalk building

Design[edit]

The design is composed of five contrasting geometrical shapes in five different colours (yellow, red, white, brown and black). The purpose is to break up the massive complex into acceptable proportions.

Map Museum[edit]

The NHK building (brown) and Zenrin-Asahi Shinbun building (black)

On the 14th floor of the black building is the Zenrin map museum, entrance fee 100 yen, open on weekdays only, 10.00-17.00.

Second stage[edit]

The next stage is the construction of the new 11-story Kokura campus of Nishi Nihon Institute of Technology which will contain the design faculty, and a 4-story Toyota Lexus showroom.

See also[edit]

Jerde-associated architectural projects in Japan:

External sources[edit]