Tokyo University Law School Learning Center

This new facility for Tokyo University’s Law School is sited on the highly public campus edge between the Akamon and Seimon entry gates – what might be called the symbolic face of Tokyo University. In anticipation of this building’s change to public use in the future, planning was conceived with as few fixed elements as possible for greater flexibility. Within its context of mature trees and monumental gothic architecture, the building’s small volume and its screen-like translucency symbolize a new openness for Tokyo University.

Location: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Completion Date: 2004
Building Type: School (Research ・ Learning Facility)
Structural System: Steel, Reinforced Concrete (Basement)
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 4 Stories
Site Area: 402,682.18m² (entire campus)
Building Area: 712.8m²
Total Floor Area: 2,905.02m²
Structural Engineer: Hanawa Structural Engineers
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Nichiei Sekkei
■ Publication
GA JAPAN:2004. No.68