La Houille Blanche
Number 8, Décembre 1995
|Page(s)||49 - 52|
|Published online||01 August 2009|
Kobe : the rise, fall and resurrection of an ocean city
Common Heritage Corp., Honolulu, Hawaii
Population explosion and coastal zone migration requires new designs for coastal cities. Kikutake & Craven choose Kobe as a study of ideal ocean city. ln its one hundred year evolution Kobe meets nearly all of the criteria for ideal coastal city; the mechanics of living, the avoidance of aversive stimuli and provision of opportunities for afferent reinforcement. The earthquake reveals design failure of fill islands. 1993 study of Kobe's future points to use of an inland sea "necklace" of floating and "soft landing" quasi floating complexes connected by marine mass transit as growth direction which will resurrect Kobe as the ideal ocean city.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 1995