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School

Utase Elementary School

1995Complete

シーラカンスKazuhiro KojimaSusumu UnoKazuko Akamatsu

Makuhari Bay Town developed in a landfill near Tokyo. It is an elementary school built in a so-called block type housing complex where the walls of the building are attached to the road. The layout of the elementary school also arranges a school building along the road, and the fence is an open form without a gate. It contains an alley-like space called a pass that residents can use as a shortcut for moving to the station.
The school building is an open school type, and it has been a topic since the school opened as a "wallless school" outside and inside. By arranging the classrooms on the north and south sides of the courtyard, it is possible to secure sufficient daylighting and ventilation for each classroom and realize a school building with high grounding. Outside is also a place to develop learning activities. This arrangement to secure a certain distance between the classrooms is also advantageous to the open school sound problem.
Ten years after the school was opened, the lower grade building was added.

DATA

Architect COELACANTH
Kazuhiro Kojima,Kazumi Kudo,
Masao Koizumi,Hiroshi Horiba,
Masahiro Yasui,Susumu Uno,
Kazuko Akamatsu
Location Chiba,Japan
Principal use Elementary School
Structure RC Structure
Number of stories 2 stories
Site area
Building area
Total floor area
16,500㎡
5,010.65㎡
7,584.86㎡

PHOTO

Photo Satoshi Asakawa
*SHOKOKUSYA

PUBLICATION

KENCHIKU BUNKA
GA JAPAN
JA
NIKKEI ARCHITECTURE
SHINKENCHIKU
1993.03/1995.07
93
19 SPRING,1993
1995.06.19/1996.02.19
1995.07

AWARD

1995年千葉市優秀建築賞
1996年千葉県建築文化賞
1997年日本建築学会作品選奨
1997年日本建築学会賞(作品)
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