Fukuoka University Helios Plaza

Helios Plaza is one of Fukuoka University's 60th anniversary memorial projects, and a core facility in the restructuring of the campus master plan. The building houses a small auditorium, restaurant, café, exhibition gallery, conference rooms, and student lounges - a lively place for students and faculty alike. As many of its users come from outside the University, the facade was designed to be open and transparent, and to reflect an accessible, public face for the university.

Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
Completion Date: 1996
Building Type: University, Musical Hall
Structural System: Reinforced Concrete, Steel Reinforced Concrete, Steel
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 6 Stories + 2 Penthouse
Site Area: 198,326m²
Building Area: 1,981m²
Total Floor Area: 7,164m²
Structural Engineer: Kimura Structural Engineers + Keishou-sha
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: P.T. Morimura and Associates
■ Publication
Nikkei Architecture:1997.5.19
GA JAPAN:1997. No.24
■ Awards / Competition
Building Contractors Society Prize(1998)