Eiko Gakuen 70th Anniversary Project

Eiko Gakuen 70th Anniversary Project

Eiko Gakuen 70th Anniversary Project

Eiko Gakuen 70th Anniversary Project

Eiko Gakuen 70th Anniversary Project

Eiko Gakuen 70th Anniversary Project

Eiko Gakuen 70th Anniversary Project

Concept
Eiko Gakuen is established by the Society of Jesus which is a Catholic monastic order, six-year Junior High and High School. The new school building was achieved as the 70th anniversary of school renovation project.
The new building spreads out over a 10-hectare campus crowning a hill surrounded by the abundant green. Eiko also encourages an active athletic program using the generous grounds. The former three-story RC structure was reduced to two stories for a safer building, more open and closer to the ground. The structure is reinforced concrete in the first floor and wood structure above the second-floor slab. Gerber beams, normally employed in bridges, were applied to reduce bending moment on the whole beams thus the fabrication with standard timber sizes were applied to realize the 9mx9m classrooms. The Low-rise schoolhouse was built close to the ground blending into the surrounding green environment with the continuity and the unity with the school courtyard. For this project, we also took charge of the project management. Proposal of subsidy acquisition support, the construction order form, order support, separate construction and supervision standing the viewpoint closer to the client side and led the project to a successful conclusion.
Facts
Project Name
Eiko Gakuen 70th Anniversary Project
Client
Sophia School Corporation Eiko Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
Location
Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Major Use
Junior High School, High School
Completion
Mar. 2017
Total Floor Area
9,319㎡
Structure
RC, W, S
Floors
2F
Notes
Design Partner/TAISEI Corporation
Awards
2017 Kanagawa Architecture Concurs
2017 Good Design Award
2017 SDA Award