Small country municipality Kitasato Elementary School indoor athletic ground
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In Oguni-machi working on "made with village of" *moku, individual building using local wood is seen in everywhere.
Of course we hung time for three years until stack, completion, and, in this building which was used as local community space, workshop with inhabitants and children was made for gymnasium of elementary school.
Screen which metal outer wall projects sky and nature, and is crowded.
Soft quality of wood space where indoor was covered by cedar.
Arena surrounded by gentle light from top light becomes stage bringing up tomorrow of this town.
It was elementary school gymnasium built in mountain village, but, through workshop, thought about how you would utilize this building for area in future. It functioned as passage where gallery which by putting arena between two existing school buildings divided into east and west, surrounded that tied school building group to. Furthermore, we repositioned special classroom such as home economics room and library which dispersed in school building in a mass in the east side school building and made use of area part of school clear including arena. Structure finish uses many wood from prosperous nature of the locality of forestry together. We decided to use huge trass space as high window which led natural light using box trass with cedar on roof of arena. Natural light from high window casts gentle light in the room via cylindrical light reflector, and color and strength of light gradually change depending on solar movement and weather.
||Small country municipality Kitasato Elementary School indoor athletic ground|
||2473, Kitazato, Oguni-machi, Aso-gun|
|The business main constituent
||Kaori Suehiro +NKS architects|
||Great Aso call all-out|
|Total floor area
|Number of floors
||The second floor above the ground|
||Wooden construction, some steel reinforced concrete construction|
||Stainless steel board water caltrop *, vertical goby roofing|
| Outer wall
||Stainless steel board water caltrop *, vertical goby *, Sugime footboard tension|
||From June, 2002 to March, 2003|
|Total construction cost
||259 1 million yen|
||Kaori Suehiro (we lay, and Hiro is fragrant)|
||Kyushu University department of engineering architecture subject graduation|
||Masters degree course in Kyushu University Graduate School completion|
|1986 through 90
||SKM design plan office duty|
|1990 through 91
||Representative from EAT first class authorized architect office|
|1991 through 94
||beraruhe institute architecture graduate school|
||Herman Hertzberger architecture drawing office|
||The NKS architects joint sponsorship|
House of Saeki, YKK Horikiri, Kurobe dormitory, house of Onojo, house of Higashiaburayama, LKB, tenement house of Kanoya
|Receiving a prize career|
|The twelfth Fukuoka building house culture prize award for excellence|
|Prize for no country wooden construction architecture award for excellence full of the 14th|
|The 14th Fukuoka prize for beautiful town development award|
|The Nishi-Arita town town center center design proposal highest award|
PHOTO: Masaki Miyai