Hokkaido Univ. School of Medicine was celebrating its 100 years anniversary of foundation in April 2019. To commemorate, “School of Medicine Centennial Hall” was built.
This project has been led by the committee of School of Medicine Centennial Memorial Hall since 2015 and planned based on the design management proposed by campus master plan. At each stage of business planning, basic concept, basic design and design implementation, the project has been promoted with Sustainable Campus Management Office recognition and suggestion from university-wide perspective.
The Hall was designed to function as exhibitions venue and archive of the historical materials of School of Medicine, and to utilize in the events of academic meetings, conferences, and alumni association, etc. In consideration of its scenic beauty preserved campus, the hall has large open space with wooden frame primarily made of Hokkaido wood. The Memorial Hall will be a new landmark to enhance fascinating campus of Hokkaido Univ. and will serve as a new platform aiming at developing the medicine for the next 100 years.
This award is evaluated its plan of the local production for local consumption and the generalization of construction method, inspired by the traditional shrine and temple architecture of “to-kyo”. The Memorial Hall also won the Award of Excellence in the 7th Woody Architecture Design Contest and introduced in journals as well.
Award of Excellence at the 23rd Wood Design Competition(Chairman’s Award, Japan Federation of Wood Industry Associations, June 13, 2020)
Organization and Name:
Hokkaido University, Faculty of Medicine, Mitsuhiro Yoshioka
Hokkaido University, Faculty of Engineering, Division of Architecture,
Laboratory of Architectural Design, Takeo Ozawa
Urban and Regional Design, Takao Ozasa
For more details, please visit the following site.
- Hokkaido University news
- Hokkaido University School of Medicine 100 years anniversary project https://www.med.hokudai.ac.jp/100th/event.html
- Hokkaido University School of Medicine 100 years anniversary commemoration
- Faculty of Engineering, Laboratory of Architectural Design
- The 23rd Wood Design Competition
- The 7th Wood Architecture Design Competition
- Shinkenchiku, 2020 April
- Dousanmokuzai 2020 Guidebook (edited by Hokkaido Wood Industry Cooperative Association)