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OGURA HYAKUNIN ISSHU CULTURAL FOUNDATION

KYOTO 2005

This is the core facility of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu Cultural Foundation, constructed as part of work commemorating the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The basic policy was unification with the landscape of the site, located in a gorge with Ogura Mountain in the background. The full length of the southern side is a borrowed landscape garden, and the stone wall, tall hedge and trees around the exterior give a sense of serenity. The exterior appearance of the hip roof has been given a modern Japanese design using monotone materials. The shade and shadow from the decorative crisscross lattice around the second floor exterior show a gentle expression, and looking through the lattice from the inside, the beautiful landscape can be seen. With the main hall, within the difficult height restrictions, the shape of the sloped ceiling was pursued as far as possible, and with sunshine flowing in through the skylight, a feeling of openness has been created.

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OGURA HYAKUNIN ISSHU CULTURAL FOUNDATION

Location 11 Susukinobaba-cho, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Design & Construction Takenaka Corporation
Structure Reinforced concrete and Steel
Number of floors 2 fl. above ground
Total floor area 1,338 m²
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