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La Cittadella

  • Kawasaki, Japan 2003
  • Site Area: 4 acres | Total Building Area: 23,690 sq m.

La Cittadella is the new heart of Kawasaki Japan and the first step toward rejuvenating the surrounding area. The site of the city's famous and newly relocated Club Citta, La Cittadella combines dining, shopping, cinema and nightclubs into a new place that will define the urban experience for residents and visitors. La Cittadella features a gently sloped hillclimb circulation that carries visitors effortlessly from the street level, past cafes, shops and restaurants to the upper-level entertainment district. The cascading design is layered with landscaped terraces, bridges and stepped gardens along with rich colors and textures. Organized into three districts that create round-the-clock activity, future phases of the project include additional retail and plans for a 14-level residential tower. In addition to meeting developer Kawasaki Misu's goal to create a new and better image for the property and add fresh energy and vigor to the city through entertainment and culture, La Cittadella fulfills the city of Kawasaki's urban design plan to create projects that beautify and define the amenities within its urban space.

Client: Misu Entertainment, Inc.
Design Architect: JERDE
Executive Architect: Ishimoto Architecture and Engineering Firm

Project Uses:
  • Open/Public Space
  • Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Dining

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La Cittadella


  • 2004Architecture Design AwardKawanaga Prefecture Building Department
  • 2004SADI Award for New Open Air CenterRetail Traffic Magazine
  • 2004Certificate of Merit, Innovative Design of a New CenterInternational Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)