iida archiship studio crafts nursing training center in japan iida archiship studio crafts nursing training center in japan
jan 17, 2014

iida archiship studio crafts nursing training center in japan

iida archiship studio crafts nursing training center in japan
all images © iida archiship studio




japanese firm iida archiship studio has designed the ‘okinawa nursing training center’ to be highly responsive to its surrounding climate. the building serves as the head office for the ‘okinawa prefectural nursing association’ in japan and also as a place for medical professionals to learn various practical techniques. taking the site’s environmental conditions into consideration, the project developed four large reinforced concrete roofs that form a shaded space underneath called, the ‘lounge’. this open atrium seeks to invigorate occupants through naturally filtered daylight and levels of thermal control. the reflected sun rays enable the space to avoid illumination equipment, while the usage of stable ground heat and natural winds mean no air conditioning is needed. the ‘cool tube’ system features opening windows so that the environmental conditions function automatically, keeping the ‘lounge’ comfortable throughout the whole year.


front elevation of the center showing its four reinforced concrete roofs


the building has been designed to respond efficiently to the surrounding climate


the center serves as a place for nursing professionals to learn various practical techniques


stacked reinforced concrete roofs form a large shaded space underneath called, the ‘lounge’


the atrium doesn’t require air conditioning or lighting equipment


the open space seeks to invigorate occupants through naturally filtered daylight


interior view of a classroom


interior of the hall


view of the carpark


the eastern façade


night view of the sustainably designed ‘okinawa nursing training center’ in japan


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