GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2014

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Library [AIU Library]
Business Owner
Akita International University, Public University Cooperation
Category
Space, architecture, facility for public
Company
Akita International University, Public University Cooperation (Japan)
Award Number
14G110951
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

The AIU Library is the university’s 24 hour learning center, open 365 days a year. The library’s unique concept of its “Book Colosseum” creates a space where students can tackle books. Coined the “Circular Play System,” this spatial environment was developed from years of research to inspire students’ learning motivation. The library’s Semi-circular terraced shelves and reading spaces provides a pleasurable spatial atmosphere to search for books. And the generous use of local cedar timbers aims to send a message to the world of AIU as a locally rooted university.

Producer

Mineo Nakajima, Late Chair of the Board, Akita International University, Public University Cooperation

Director

Mitsuru Senda, Chairman, Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute

Designer

Tomohiro Nomura, Project Manager, Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute

More information

http://web.aiu.ac.jp/undergraduate/support/nakajima-library

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