© Toru Hiraiwa

Japan 2015Seijo Kinoshita Hospital / Green Hospital

3F / 1BF

For one of Japan’s leading hospitals in women’s health, we designed a green, wooded refuge.
Wood louvers cover the facade, merging the hospital into its warm and tranquil surroundings. In this way the hospital becomes another house in the neighborhood, eschewing the cold institutional character which is more typical of hospitals.
Warmth and tranquility are drawn through the interior of the building as well, connecting the hospital’s exterior to the courtyard at the center of the project. Together they form a pleasant space of green and wood, in keeping with the organization’s principle of putting the patients’ comfort first.

Team Shuji Achiha, Yoko Ushioda*, Keita Watanabe*, Tomoyuki Suwa Construction Toda Corporation Cooperation Oak Structural Design Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Photography ©︎ Toru Hiraiwa