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Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio

  • 01:00 - 4 August, 2014
Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio
Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio, © Kenichi Suzuki
© Kenichi Suzuki

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© Kenichi Suzuki
© 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.

© Kenichi Suzuki
© 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.

Section
Section

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.

© Kenichi Suzuki
© 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. 

© Kenichi Suzuki
© Kenichi Suzuki

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

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

*”cool-tube” 

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

© Kenichi Suzuki
© Kenichi Suzuki

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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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