GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Keyword
Year awarded
To
Special Award
Company Info

2015

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
commercial facility [la kagu]
Principal implementing business
SAZABY LEAGUE,Ltd+SHINCHOSHA PUBLISHING CO.
Category
Architecture and facilities for public
Company(Nationality)
SHINCHOSHA PUBLISHING CO. (Japan)
SAZABY LEAGUE,Ltd (Japan)
KENGO KUMA AND ASSOCIATES (Japan)
SHIMIZU CORPORATION (Japan)
C.eighty inc. (Japan)
71/architecs office (Japan)
Award Number
15G100944
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2015

Outline* The shown information is the one as of the awarded date and might has been changed.

Outline

‘la kagu’ is a renovated retail facility. The original building was built as a book storage in 1969. To reconnect the long lost connection of the town and facility, a wide and topological wooden stair has been placed. The storage area has been renovated to integrate the advantages of its structural beauty. Spatial composition of the building was planned, under one large roof space, to coexist several functions. Recognizing the charm of aged design of the original storage and unique topology of Kagurazaka this renovation resulted to emphasize the existing potential of the site.

Producer

SHINCHOSHA PUBLISHING CO. + SAZABY LEAGUE, Ltd

Director

Kengo Kuma, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

Designer

Minoru Yokoo, Takumi Saikawa, KENGO KUMA AND ASSOCIATES + Tomonori Kokabu, SHIMIZU CORPORATON + Hiroaki Yoshida, Nobuyori Yasutake, C. eighty inc. + Takahiro Hamada, 71/ architects office

More information

http://www.lakagu.com/

Already in service/use
2014/10/10
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