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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
educational facility [Baiko Gakuin University The Learning Station CROSSLIGHT]
Business Owner
Baiko Gakuin
Category
Construction/space design for public facility
Company
Baiko Gakuin (Japan)
Award Number
21G141250
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

We aim to nurture global human resources who have a global perspective but can also contribute to the local community. As a part of the university reform, a new school building was built under the concept of "changed learning through changed spaces" in order to foster a sense of belonging, promote innovative learning and encourage effective communication between student, teacher and staff.

Producer

Baiko Gakuin

Director

Noriko Higuchi, President, Baiko Gakuin University

Designer

Tetsuo Kobori, Tetsuo Kobori Architects

More information

https://www.baiko.ac.jp/university/

Already in service/use
2019/4/1

Evaluation

This is an architectural project positioned as a trend of reforming local universities, which were in a critical situation due to a decrease in the number of students, that started in the 2010s for reorganizing their organization and curriculum. The design of this project was, therefore, formulated through a workshop, which led to features such as creation of spaces where everywhere could be a place for learning by eliminating the concept of classroom and corridor, free-address offices, introduction of ICT, and school buildings open to the city. Here, various fields are three-dimensionally connected and the exchange of various visual lines may occur. This is an architecture that reflects the philosophy of the college advocating new direction, including active learning in the space.

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