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The University of Kitakyushu Faculty of Environmental Engineering

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Project Outline

The Faculty of Environmental Engineering of the University of Kitakyushu was constructed in the university zone of the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park under the theme of Environmental Load Reduction (i.e., resource/energy saving). Various measures were employed aimed at realizing a recycling-oriented campus model that makes effective use of the cycle of energy, water and resource and preserves ecosystems. As a campus located in the suburbs, an environmental architectural plan prioritizing harmony with the surrounding environment was prepared: building height was determined to minimize the perceived size of the building, and space for a workshop open to the local community was secured. With the active use of daylight, wind and solar heating in planning environmentally conscious architecture, a recycling/recirculating system was incorporated into the plan so as not to wastefully use water or energy destined for academic activities on the campus.
The exterior plan also aimed at continuity between the surrounding natural ecosystem and green space and water system within the campus. This university is seeking to develop as a university where cutting-edge environmental and information technology are studied.

Basic Information

[CASBEE rank] S  (5 stars)
[CASBEE tool used] CASBEE for New Construction (2004 edition)
[Location] Hibikino, Wakamatsu Ward, Kitakyushu City
[Completion date]

December, 2001

[Site area] 170,000 m2
[Total floor area] 34,964 m2
[Structure] Prestressed concrete (PC) structure and reinforced concrete (RC) structure
[Floors] Four floors above ground
[Owner] Wakamatsu Ward, Kitakyushu City
[Designer] Nihon Sekkei, Inc., Kitakyushu City
[Contractor] Joint venture (JV) among Takenaka Corporation, Tokyu Construction and Taihei Construction Co., Ltd. (Construction); JV among Toko Electric Construction Co., Ltd., Kyushu Denki Systems Inc. and Shohei Kogyo Inc. (Electrical work), JV among Hishiwa, Shohei and Kan (Machinery)

Information for visitors

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