Tsurukawa University

鶴川女子短期大学

Tsurukawa University ©️ Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Tsurukawa University ©️ Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
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Tsurukawa University ©️ Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Tsurukawa University ©️ Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Tsurukawa University ©️ Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Tsurukawa University ©️ Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Tsurukawa University ©️ Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Tsurukawa University ©️ Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Tsurukawa University ©️ Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Tsurukawa University

鶴川女子短期大学

Tokyo, Japan
2019.08 (1st phase), 2020.09 (2nd phase)
University
6631.77 m²

We designed a campus for a university that specializes in childcare education, by using plenty of trees to create a warm and friendly atmosphere.

We developed the concept of “creating a college building that resembles playground equipment,” and applied various wooden playthings and devices as the intermediary between the building and the humane activities, making the entire site more humane and approachable.

Wooden louvers provided on the exterior were also designed to resemble a toy, while their function primarily to block out the afternoon sun.

One of the children’s favorites is the slide installed along the large staircase, on which events and performances are staged.

Project team: Minoru Yokoo, Shuji Achiha, Mitsuharu Yoshisato, Chihiro Handa, Nanako Adachi, Hiroyo Yamamoto, Shiho Yoo, Keiko Yoshida*
*Former Staff

Structure Engineer: Ejiri Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer: P.T.Morimura & Associates, Ltd.
Landscape Archinet: GREEN WISE Co.,Ltd.
Development:Takumi Sekkei,Ltd.

© Photography by Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office