Toyama Kirari | Kengo Kuma and Associates
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Japan 2015Toyama Kirari

2015.3
Toyama
Office | Community | Gallery/Museum | Cafe/Restaurant/Retail
Completed
26,792
10F / 1BF

Toyama Kirari is located at the heart of Toyama City. It is a building that integrates a glass art museum, city library, and a local bank.

A diagonal void at the center of the building distributes natural light from the south effectively, and helps to connect the three main programs. Panels of local solid cedar surrounding the void contribute to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, and is worthy of being called the core of the community.

The glass art museum and the library are naturally unified by way of this central space, which helps to remove the typically cold and formal image of conventional public buildings.

Team Kenji Miyahara, Takumi Saikawa*, Takeyuki Saita*, Hirofumi Yamada*, Yu Momoeda*, Tsuyoshi Kanda* Construction Shimizu Corporation Cooperation RIA-Reserch Institute Of Architecture, Miyoi Kenchiku Award The 58th Building Contractors Society (BCS) Prize Publication DETAIL 2016/07 209 , Shinkenchiku 2016/03 , Kindai Kenchiku 2015/12 Vol.69 , Nikkei Architecture 2015/11/10 , Casa BRUTUS 2015/12 vol.189 , GA JAPAN 137 , Nikkei Architecture 2015/02/10 , GA JAPAN 131 Photography ©︎ Kai Nakamura, ©︎ SS