Hokkaido Toyako Summit International Media Center

Hokkaido Toyako Summit International Media Center

General View from East

Hokkaido Toyako Summit International Media Center

Environment Wall

Hokkaido Toyako Summit International Media Center

Environmental Showcase

Hokkaido Toyako Summit International Media Center

Host Country Press Interview Room

Concept
The Media center is a temporary facility constructed within the Rusutsu Resort, 20km from the main facilities for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit held in July 2008.The facility was used by over 4000 news correspondents to send their reports overseas and also was the site for Host Country and Foreign Heads of State Press Interview Room.

As the global environment was one of the main themes of the Summit, many environmental technologies such as snow cooling system, wall greenery, natural sunlight and solar power generation were installed as well as careful design to preserve the natural environment of the facility.
the facility was in use for only 2 short months and the reuse and recycling of the materials after it was taken down was a major condition in the selection and design and a recycle ratio of 99% by weight was achieved.
Dismantling was completed by October 2008.
Facts
Project Name
Hokkaido Toyako Summit International Media Center
Location
Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
Major Use
Media Center
Completion
May 2008
Total Floor Area
10,692 m²
Structure
S
Floors
2F
Photo Credit
Takasaki Architectural Photograph Studio
Awards
2010 Engineering Merit Award
2009 Good Design Award