NAOC VCH

year: 1997-1998
type: Olympic facility
location: Olympic site, Nagano-city, Nagano
floor: 1floors
structure: membrane, steel
site area: closed
building area: closed
total floor area: closed
building coverage ratio: closed
floor area ratio: closed
construction: Taiyo Kogyo
photo: Hiroyuki Hirai
October Ueda and Nakagawa Architects
The Nagano Olympic was an Olympic which volunteers played an active part. This is the head office and publicity base of volunteers' activity.

The publicity is two way; one is actual space which has stage used for many activities; the other is a visual mechanism to publicize volunteers' daily activity. The activities cannot be seen because they are at each site. Using photograph lacks live feelings so that we designed the mechanism that movies captured at the sites were projected on the big outside walls made of tent sheets.

We made the facade facing to the main street of the stadium as five screens on which five projectors project the movies and news on the Olympic. What looks like light box is toilet.