Tokyo University of Science, Oshamambe Campus Women's Dormitory

Hokkaido 2008

This new dormitory has been constructed to accommodate 96 female students along with an increase in the number of students taken in by the Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology. A cluster system (16 people = 1 unit) has been introduced as the foundation for holistic general education. Situated in the hills between the sea and the mountains, the building consists of a 100-meter long gently curving wall which gives protection against the winds from the mountains (northwest) during the winter season, and allows in the winds from the sea (southeast) during the summer season, with rows of rectangular dormitory rooms overlooking the sea. Vertically long slits have been bored into the curving wall to respond to the ridge lines of the hills. Also, energy-conservation measures have been designed, such as temperature control by using floor heaters and panel heaters separately between the common areas and the dormitory rooms, and the effective use of geo-heat with natural ventilation and heating and cooling tubes.


Tokyo University of Science

Location 102-1, Tomino, Oshamanbe-cho, Yamakoshi-gun, Hokkaido
Design & Construction Takenaka Corporation
Structure Reinforced concrete
Number of floors 3 fl. above and 1 fl. below ground
Total floor area 3,722m²
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