Kure City Ondo Civic Center, Japan, Kengo Kuma

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Kure City Ondo Civic Center : Architecture

Contemporary Japanese Civic Center – design by Kengo Kuma & Associates

8 Oct 2008

Ondo Civic Center Kure City

Contemporary Japanese Civic Center – design by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Special characteristics of the site and materials used in the project

The site looks down the calm Inland Sea of Japan and has a water conduit within. Its landscape consists of the ridgeline of the mountains and islands faced with the surface of the sea.

For materials, the unit system of traditional tile-roofing (plain rectangular tile and hollow semicircular tile are used alternately) technique was applied to the louvers to stress plasticity. In the external wall the use of wood weight in the siding boards was partially omitted so that it could accent three-dimensional expression.

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Kure City Ondo Civic Center – Building Information

Designing Period: Jul 2004 – Feb 2006
Construction Period: Jun 2006 – Dec 2007
Location: 1-7 Minami Ondo, Ondo-cho, Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Principal use: Branch office of city hall, community center, multi-purpose hall
Site area: 4424.39 sqm
Total floor area: 4642.91 sqm
Stories: 3 stories aboveground
Design: Kengo Kuma & Associates

Structural engineers: Oak Structural Engineering
Mechanical engineers: Morimura & Associates
Constructor: Konoike/Nikko JV (construction), Rokko Electricity (Electricity) Kinden (ventilation), Sannyo Kucho Kogyo (water supply and drainage)
Structure: Steel Structure

Kure City Ondo Civic Centre images / information from Kengo Kuma & Associates

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