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Reihoku Community Hall // 2002
Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

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Reihoku Community Hall
// 2002
Project Title: Reihoku Community Hall
Collaborators: Yasuaki Onada
Location: Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Architect of Record: Atelier Hitoshi Abe
Size: 394 sq. m.
Status: Completed 2002
Use: Community Hall
Awards: Architectural Institute of Japan Award, 2003

The aim of this project was to create a compact, high-efficiency box which combines the functions of a public auditorium and a community center in the same space. This overlap of program increases spatial efficiency and yet each function only becomes apparent when necessary. The resulting volume consists of one large open area, in which the main activities are housed, and a collection of smaller volumes along the perimeter to accommodate ancillary functions.