Moriyama City Library | Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Japan 2018Moriyama City Library

2018.7
Shiga
Community | Educational | Cafe/Restaurant/Retail
Completed
4,168
2F

We designed a “street-style” library with a focus on making it open to the city and its people. There are a number of sections along the “street-like” corridor in the center of the building that blend in with the dwellings in the city. This represented an attempt to connect the “street” in the library with the streets in the city of Moriyama.

The walls along the “street” are covered with panels made from cedar grown in this prefecture, making it feel like taking a walk in the woods where sunlight filters down from above, and you encounter books and people in the perfect place to learn new things.

Team Kenji Miyahara, Masaru Shuku, Rintaro Yoshida, Masato Shiokawa, Hiroyo Yamamoto, Yoo Shiho Construction Kuwahara Corporation, Maeda Corporation Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Accumulation ACE-Architectual Cost Estimators Exterior PLACEMEDIA, Landscape Architects Collaborative Illumination Daiko Electric Company Publication GA JAPAN 157 , GA JAPAN 145 , GA JAPAN 139 , Shinkenchiku 2016/01 Photography ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office