Tsuruoka Town Campus

Tsuruoka Town Campus

Tsuruoka Town Campus

Tsuruoka Town Campus

Tsuruoka Town Campus

Tsuruoka Town Campus

Concept
Tsuruoka Town Campus is an educational facility housing three educational institutions, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Graduate School, Tohoku University of Community Service and Science and Tsuruoka Municipal Chido Library.
Situated in a park on the historical site of Tsuruoka Castle, the facilities build on the historical vantage to create a townscape that reflects the present concern for the environment.
Hyakken-bori, the castle moat which had been maintained until the previous war, was partially reconstructed of as a biotope open to the public.
The research centers are mixed openly into the waterside park, showing a new possibility for town development.
Facts
Project Name
Tsuruoka Town Campus
Location
Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata, Japan
Major Use
Educational Facility, Library, Graduate School, Accommodation Training Facility
Completion
Feb. 2005
Total Floor Area
7,862 m²
Structure
RC, S, W
Floors
3F
Photo Credit
Susumu Koshimizu
Awards
2007 Conference for Architecture and Infrastracture Environment Award
2006 Good Design Award
2001 Yamagata Townscape Design Award
2001 Yamagata Town Planning for the Welfare Award