Location / Travel

Location / Travel

Maishima Incineration Plant, Osaka

by Hiroki Yanagisawa on March 15, 2011 3:24 PM

Osaka Disneyland? Extension of Universal Studio Japan?


Just because it's located in a proximity of Universal Studio Japan, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's a part of it.

Just because its structure looks like the one found in Disneyland, it doesn't necessarily mean that Tokyo Disneyland is creating its expansion to Osaka.

Surprisingly, this is owned by Osaka City, a.k.a. a public sector. Not surprised enough? What about this -- this is garbage disposal facilities.


Maishima Incineration Plant, Osaka


Maishima Incineration Plant was built in 2001, and this is a masterpiece of an Austrian architect/artist, Friedrich Stowasser. The plant is capable of incinerating 900 tons of garbage a day. Its construction cost was JPY60.9 billion)

The city justifies this rather "unorthodox" design of plant, claiming that unlike any other incineration plants, this design is more attractive and hence, creates a good image of rather avoided-facility. (The theme of the architecture is "coexistence with nature. In fact, City Park is located right next to the plant.)


Maishima Incineration Plant, Osaka

Maishima Incineration Plant, Osaka


How do you perceive this design? Ugly? Funny? Interesting? Well, make a visit, and feel yourself. It surely is an edgy spots to be found in Osaka. Too edgy for you? Don't worry, 5 minute bus ride takes you to Universal Studio Japan.




Location

Maishima Incineration Plant
Hokukohshitratsu 1-2-48
Konohana-ku Osaka-shi Osaka
554-0041

Take JR Yumesaki Line to Sakurajima Station. Take shuttle bus (5 minutes) or walk 30 minutes.


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