- Structure: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
- Site Area : 1662.00 sqm
- Building Area : 216.10 sqm
- Architectural Area : 276.85 sqm
- Country: Japan
Text description provided by the architects. This is the assembly hall for the area damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake. A small complex facility containing tenant shops for surf shops, cafes, etc., and an assembly hall were planned at NAMIITA Coast, OTSUCHICHO, IWATE Prefecture, used to be busy location as the Mecca of surfers in the past.
This is the competition by Design and Construction Blanket Order (Design to Construction) System and short proposal preparation time to a surprising extent was requested. While it was felt that we get difficulty if we do not have well-established design to construction system owned by house builders, we felt critical feeling that buildings are able to be constructed only with the uniform method to restore the town. We felt that a proposal which is easy to make estimate adjustment is appropriate to this project if the design is not only for space nature and work nature but also for the design is the means to give proper answer to society, so we adopted separated block system. The proposal was made which is able to make reduction adjustment while satisfying proper function by increasing/ decreasing the number of buildings once detailed design for a unit building was completed.
An external space with size such as a room is formed between buildings with separated block system and make the assembly hall having rooms inside and outside by connecting them with a deck.