Satisfy all the desire to explore bicycles: Japanese Cycling Cultural Center

比起同齡的朋友,我學習自行車的時候晚了許多。小時候因為害怕摔倒的原因,對於家人熱情的教導與邀約總是快速的搖頭拒絕,但還是時常張大眼,羨慕著同社區的其他小朋友。一直到前些年,台北 Ubike 文化盛行,加上當時就讀的澳洲校園又偏大,感覺騎自行車好像更方便些,於是,所謂的「鐵馬」才正式成為我生活的一部分。

 

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Photography/ 長谷川健太. Image Source: TANK

日本是我在亞洲最喜愛的國家之一,而走訪東京多次,發現日本騎自行車的人很多,而在街道旁看見停放的腳踏車也是再平常不過的事,這項交通工具,在他們的文化中,站著不輕的地位。位於東京千代區的單車文化中心(Bicycle Culture Center),原先隸屬於科學博物館,一直到 2013 年才獨立出來。

 

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Photography/ 長谷川健太. Image Source: Kato Sumiyoshi Architects
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Photography/ 長谷川健太. Image Source: TANK

空間本身是由Kato Sumiyoshi Architectsas well as TANK Studio合作設計,裏頭搜集了約 9000 本的相關刊物,不管是專業或是業餘的腳踏車愛好者,都能夠找到自己喜歡與需要的資料。不只是如此,博物館內也有平時罕見的零件組合,同時也在各個角落展出復古的自行車海報、衣物和海內外舊雜誌。

 

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Photography/ 長谷川健太. Image Source: Kato Sumiyoshi Architects
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Photography/ 長谷川健太. Image Source: Kato Sumiyoshi Architects
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Photography/ 長谷川健太. Image Source: TANK

除了本身是個豐富的資料庫,這裏也會定時舉辦主題活動和演講,讓所有單車愛好者能夠相互討論切磋。前面所提到的加藤住吉事務所和 TANK 將單車融入了空間的許多細節中,像是鏈條、輪胎等等都能在設計和裝飾上看見他們技巧性的運用。單車文化中心的外觀和風格,走的是簡約實用的路線,再配上一點點的工業風,這一直都是 TANK 工作室擅長的設計方式,像先前介紹過的 Blue Bottle 小藍瓶咖啡屋也是他們與 Schemata Architects 的合作作品。

 

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Photography/ 長谷川健太. Image Source: TANK

喜歡騎自行車嗎?不管是追求精進的專業車隊,還是享受著騎車時微風輕撫臉龐的業餘愛好者,在這裏所有的書籍、收藏以及零件,都能滿足我們對自行車的一切好奇和探索慾望的。

 

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Photography/ 長谷川健太. Image Source: Kato Sumiyoshi Architects

BBC BICYCLE CULTURE CENTER
141-0021 東京都品川区上大崎 3-3-1 自転車総合ビル 1F, Japan

 

Photography/ 長谷川健太
Image Source: TANK & Kato Sumiyoshi Architects

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