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Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio

Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio

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© Kenichi Suzuki

“Okinawa Nursing Training Center” is a new head office of Okinawa prefectural nursing association and also a training center for nurses to train various practical techniques.

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© Kenichi Suzuki

We proposed a new Architectural style that could be realized only in this place and also deeply related to environment and climate of the place.

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There are 4 large RC roofs that block out Okinawa's very strong summer sunlight. The roofs create a large shade underneath and we call there “lounge”. In the “lounge” , there is no air conditioning and lighting equipment. We came up with usage of natural winds, reflected sunlight and stable underground heat. The “cool-tube*” system and the openable windows to accommodate all environmental conditions automatically work well to keep “lounge” comfortable through a whole year.

Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio - Handrail
© Kenichi Suzuki

We set up air conditioning machine only for some rooms facing the "lounge" and this minimum usage of artificial devices contribute to reduction of environmental impacts and running costs. 

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© Kenichi Suzuki

At the same time, people can feel vibrant wherever they are due to the continuous atrium.

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*”cool-tube” 

"A ground-coupled heat exchanger."  It is a eco-system to cool or warm air by utilizing geothermal heat.

Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio - Handrail
© Kenichi Suzuki

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Address:Haebaru, Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

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About this office
Cite: "Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio" 04 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/532456/okinawa-nursing-training-center-iida-archiship-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

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