Medical Center for Fukushima “Life & Future”

Medical Center for Fukushima “Life & Future”

This facility was recently built within the grounds of Fukushima Medical University as an earthquake/tsunami reconstruction project. This sense of recovery from the past and revival into the future is conveyed by the kibitaki (narcissus flycatcher), the official bird of Fukushima Prefecture and, here, our design motif. Spaces are kept pleasant, free and open, like the expansive forests of Fukushima in which the kibitaki dwells.

HEALTHCARE
DATE2016.11
LocationFukushima-shi, Fukushima
ArchitectNikken Sekkei
Prize2017-DSA Design Award Association Special Award/Reconstruction Assistance Award, 2017-SDA Awards/SDA Tohoku Regional Award
DesignerMISAWA RisaTSUKUMO YukoKOBAYASHI Kengo
PhotographyForward Stroke Inc.