Original Hokkaido landscape features welcome fans and locals through all seasons.
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DETAILS

LocationHokkaido, Japan
ClientHKS
Size3,567,246 sf

This project includes a new ballpark for Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, the surrounding landscape, and surrounding future development parcels, in Hokkaido, Japan. Inspired by the stadium’s architecture, which responded to a building type original to Hokkaido, the design incorporates indigenous landscape features, including a 100-year forest and a ravine, while accommodating programs and developments that contribute to the local economy. SWA also provided site design of key landscapes, such as a ravine forest park where fans and locals can enjoy “glamping,” ice skating, kayaking, and restaurants on the water. The two main plazas address the Fighters’ character and celebrate original landscapes with signature paving reminiscent of historic farm fields, and soaring, sensitively grouped trees.

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