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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan

Namba Parks is an office and shopping complex located in Osaka, Japan. A true architectural masterpiece which can be called a modern interpretation of the concept of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. A huge shopping complex built in the center of Osaka on a former baseball stadium, has its own flavor — Multistory building by terraced gardens of extraordinary beauty. Namba complex was built in 2003, The terraced parks occupy eight level so rightly considered this place a green oasis in the midst of this concrete city. The park area is covered by not only plants or greenery but also numerous stylized natural secrecy of stones, rocks, artificial steams, waterfalls and small ponds. 

Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan

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A true supplement of walking in park, with shopping and all kinds of entertainment, The complex is full with shops from second floor to fifth floor and amphitheater for live shows, as well as space for small personal vegetable gardens and wagon shops. Sixth floor is for various kinds of restaurants, just like Japanese, Korean, Italian, etc. A thirty-story tower, the project features a lifestyle commercial center crowned with a rooftop park that crosses multiple blocks while gradually ascending eight levels. In addition to providing  a highly visible green component in a city where nature is sparse, the sloping park connects to the street.

Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks | Osaka, Japan
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Namba Parks Roof Garden | Osaka, Japan
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