osaka metro plans large-scale redevelopment with futuristic skyscraper station in yumeshima

osaka metro has announced the redevelopment of its underground network and a new station for the man-made island of yumeshima in light of the 2025 world expo. the large-scale plan, which begun in 2018 and is set for completion in 2024, will conclude in a futuristic social life infrastructure, comprising a 55-floor skyscraper that will reach about 250 meters in height, and will contain entertainment facilities, offices, retail spaces, and a hotel. additionally, the plan includes the renovation of 15 existing stations on the midosuji and chuo lines, self-driving vehicles, underground streets, and new digital functions and services.

osaka metro plans large-scale redevelopment with futuristic skyscraper station in yumeshimaall images courtesy of osaka metro

 

 

the large-scale redesign of the underground network is part of the development of the artificial yumeshima island, located in osaka bay, which is destined to become a new international tourist base in addition to hosting the world expo in 2025. the futuristic skyscraper station by osaka metro will serve as an extension of the chuo line on the island, offering various new facilities and an observation deck on the top floor.

osaka metro plans large-scale redevelopment with futuristic skyscraper station in yumeshima

osaka metro plans large-scale redevelopment with futuristic skyscraper station in yumeshima

 

 

 

project info:

 

developer: osaka metro

location: yumeshima island, osaka, japan

sofia lekka angelopoulou I designboom

jan 02, 2019