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Japan 2021Toho Gakuen Munetsugu Hall

Auditorium | Educational
3F / 1BF

We designed a concert hall “made of wood” located on the campus of the Toho Gakuen College of Music, a top-notch music college in Japan.
This wooden building applies CLT hybrid (cedar and cypress) panels to form a folded-panel structure, with these CLT panels themselves functioning as the interior and reflectors for the hall.
In other words, we aimed to design the concert hall itself as a giant wooden instrument, and succeed in providing an ideal acoustic environment for excellent performances that people will experience here.
The exterior is covered with wooden louvers, evoking the strings of instruments, and are arranged as if they beat out a rhythm and add resonance to the entire hall.

Team Nahoko Terakawa, Soichiro Harada*, Yoo Shiho Construction 前田建設工業・住友林業共同企業体 Cooperation Holzstr Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Award WOOD CITY TOKYO MODEL ARCHITECTURE AWARD – Incentive Award, 令和3年度木材利用優良施設コンクール 林野庁長官賞, JAPAN WOOD DESIGN AWARD 2021 Winning Publication Shinkenchiku 2023年2月 別冊 , Shinkenchiku 2023年2月 特別号 , Nikkei Architecture 2023/2/9 No.1233 , Nikkei Architecture 2022/08/25 No.1222 , Shinkenchiku 2021/12 , Shinkenchiku 2021/11 , Shinkenchiku 2021/11 , Kindai Kenchiku 2021/07 No.75 , Nikkei Architecture 2021/04/22 No.1190 Photography ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office