Cultural Crossing

Project Title: Cultural Crossing Transforms Portland Japanese Garden into a Place of Cultural and Environmental Immersion
Landscape Architect: Walker Macy and Sadafumi Uchiyama
Category: General Design - Private Ownership
Location: Portland, OR
The Cultural Crossing project is a place of inspired intercultural exchange and dynamic hands-on learning. While the project is an expansion of the existing Portland Japanese Garden, already a celebrated landmark known as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan, it diverges significantly from traditional Japanese garden design. Cultural Crossing creates a setting in which ecological principles and high-performance sustainable techniques blend with the aesthetics of modern Japanese design, and become the backdrop for a socially dynamic, world-class educational program. The elegant, contemporary spaces of the Cultural Crossing restored the impacted landscapes of the site, and transformed the space into an immersive and interactive environment to learn about Japanese culture and craft.

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