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  7. Umeda Hospital / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Umeda Hospital / Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • 19:00 - 31 July, 2016
Umeda Hospital / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Umeda Hospital / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Daici Ano
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  • Structural Engineer

    YSE Architects office
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Morimura Architects Office
  • Sign Design

    Japan Design Center, Principal designer Kenya Hara
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Kaoru Umeda.
  • Client

    Medical Corporation shi-sei-kai,Umeda hospital.
  • Text translation

    Kiichiro Usami
  • Site Area

    2697.18 sqm
  • Building Area

    858.35 sqm
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Text description provided by the architects. Umeda Hospital is as well-known obstetrician-gynecologist practice about ‘Declaration of breast’ that aims for child-birth and child-rearing, in a kind and friendly manifest to people and the natural environment.  The hospital led by Dr. Kaoru Umeda, is certified by UNICEF as one of ‘’The Hospitals Friendly to Babies‘’.

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Dr. Umeda attaches importance to breastfeeding and cuddling. To best reflect his human philosophy in the architecture, we used wood in many places to express warmth and comfort. The signage by Kenya Hara is printed on pieces of cloth and covers boards and posts in the hospital, and can be taken off for washing just like clothes, which works well to soften the atmosphere of the hospital.

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