Hiroshima/ bibliography (Proposed plan of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park)

Changes in Planning Zone of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Proposed by Kenzo Tange and Their Significance

NORIOKI ISHIMARU. DR. (2012). Changes in Planning Zone of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Proposed by Kengo Tange and Their Significance. 15th IPHS CONFERENCE

 

In 1949, the proposal for Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park by Kenzo Tange’s team was adopted, which was a significant project in the urban reconstruction plan. The initial plan proposed an extension of the Peace Park Zone towards the Central Park, which was larger than the initial area and was designated as the heart of the city, but this proposal was not seen in the later execution of Peace Memorial Park construction.

 

This article gives us a better understanding of Tange’s intention of the plan, the project’s relationship with the CIAM presentation under the topic “the Heart of the city”, thus the social response and influence that led to the changes in Tange’s plan. This clearly explains that Tange did not treat this project as a Peace Memorial Park plan only, but the core of Hiroshima’s plan. Nonetheless, the project had great influence to the reconstruction of Hiroshima and how it resembled itself from the devastating history.

1 Comment on “Hiroshima/ bibliography (Proposed plan of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park)

  1. What was the relationship between this memorial plan and the larger plan for Hiroshima? The previous entry mentioned that the city was going to be developed as a symbol of peace, were there specific or demonstrable connections?

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