Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
Taisho University Building#8
2022

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Taisho University Building#8

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The training in Buddhist philosophy and practice in Japan has traditionally been associated with mountains. In this university, whose identity is closely tied to Buddhism, the architecture is intended to suggest the campus as a mountain training ground. The building is designed as a three-dimensional place for learning, reminiscent of a valley in a mountain forest, with areas of different nature, whether lively, secluded, or quiet. Within the limited space available on the Tokyo campus the designers successfully created a learning facility that offers maximum options in a single structure.

iF GOLD STATEMENT

This building houses a university library and study hall intended to provide a variety of different usage spaces, ranging from lively to secluded, accommodating individual or group work. The use of traditional Japanese patterns in the interior creates a sense of familiarity while subtly guiding the visitor through the building. The abundant use of wood adds warmth to stairs and seating areas.
Client / Manufacturer

Taisho University

Tokyo, JP
Designer

Obayashi Corporation

Tokyo, JP
Date of Launch
2020
Development Time
Other duration
Target Regions
Africa, Asia, Australia / Oceania, Europe, North America, South America
Target Groups
Consumer / User

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