ultramarinus – beyond the sea

YOKOHAMA OSANBASHI PIER

The sea was calm. The air was light. The sky was blue.  Typhoon Vongfong was two days away.  We spent our first afternoon at Osanbashi Pier in Yokohama.  Designed by Foreign Office Architects, the Osanbashi Pier project does not only bring a modern facility to the ferry terminal at the port of Yokohama, but it also provides a pleasant public space right by the water of Tokyo Bay.  Covered entirely with undulating timber decking, the roof of Osanbashi Pier was the perfect place for us to chill out under the sun after our mid-night flight.  Across the water we could see the skyline of Downtown Yokohama.

Children chased each other on the rolling decks, where walls became ground which split up into rows of terrace seating. That Saturday afternoon, Hawaiian music and dance performances filled the air with joy at the Osanbashi Pier.

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Read other posts on 2014 Tokyo:
1. Tokyo 2014 (Introduction)
2. Yokohama Osanbashi Pier
3. Ginza, Tokyo
4. Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
5. Omotesando, Tokyo
6. Harajuku & Aoyama, Tokyo
7. Nezu Museum, Tokyo
8. Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
9. The National Art Centre, Tokyo
10. Midtown, Tokyo
11. A Shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo
12. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
13. A Night in Yanaka, Tokyo
14. Breakfast at Tsukiji Market, Tokyo
15. Moveable Feast, Tokyo
16. Seasonal Fruits, Tokyo
17. Afterthought, Tokyo

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