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Mihama Utase Elementary School

2006Complete

CAtKazuhiro KojimaKazuko Akamatsu

This is the third primary school to be designed by C+A in this area, 500 m away from the Utase Elementary School that we designed and that opened in 1996. Many people chose to live in this area because they value the educational activity at Utase Elementary School, and that is why Mihama Utase Elementary School has adopted a similar architectural form. Knowing that the school was to be filled with pupils as soon as it opened, we decided to design by means of acoustic simulation, in order to create open spaces where classes could be held without sound
interferences. As a result, classrooms are located side by side. Assembly space for team teaching/briefing is designed as a
big staircase. Activities, light and air flow above this, across a
surface of flat slabs without expansion joints.

This is the third primary school to be designed by C+A in this area, 500 m away from the Utase Elementary School that we designed and that opened in 1996. Many people chose to live in this area because they value the educational activity at Utase Elementary School, and that is why Mihama Utase Elementary School has adopted a similar architectural form. Knowing that the school was to be filled with pupils as soon as it opened, we decided to design by means of acoustic simulation, in order to create open spaces where classes could be held without sound
interferences. As a result, classrooms are located side by side. Assembly space for team teaching/briefing is designed as a
big staircase. Activities, light and air flow above this, across a
surface of flat slabs without expansion joints.

DATA

Location Chiba-city,Chiba
Principal use Elementary school
Structure RC+S
Number of stories 2 stories
Site area
Building area
Total floor area
17,498.03㎡
7,028.42㎡
9,205.35㎡

PHOTO

Photo Koji Kobayashi

PUBLICATION

GA JAPAN
SHINKENCHIKU
JA
KJ

BOOKS
77/80
2006.06
64 WINTER,2007
2010.10

[RC×S×木]構造デザイン入門(X-KNOWLEDGE)
くらべてわかる世界の美しい美術と建築(X-KNOWLEDGE)

AWARD

Cultural Prize of Architecture,Chiba Pref. 2007
Design Award, Association for children’s environment 2007
Prize for Excellent Architecture, Chiba-City 2007
Selected in Architectural Design works of Architectural Institute of Japan 2008
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