The Hida Takayama University, designed by Japanese firm Sou Fujimoto Architects in Hida City, Japan, will be distinguished by an accessible rooftop that curves to meet the ground.
The private university, which is set to open in April 2024, will be built on a rural site in the mountainous town of Gifu.
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Sou Fujimoto Architects’ design consists of two curved buildings connected by a courtyard. A massive, accessible rooftop will top the larger of the two structures that the studio refers to as “an open hill.”
The university, which caters to postgraduates and working adults, will also have 11 additional locations throughout Japan.
According to Sou Fujimoto Architects, the design is inspired by the surrounding mountainous landscape and adheres to the concept of “open to beyond.”
Sou Fujimoto, the studio’s founder, explained. “The entire city of Hida functions as a large learning plaza where people congregate and converse.”
According to Sou Fujimoto Architects, the design is inspired by the surrounding mountainous landscape and follows the concept of “open to beyond.”
“The entire city of Hida functions as a large learning plaza where people congregate and converse,” the studio’s founder, Sou Fujimoto, explained.
Furthermore, Sou Fujimoto Architects will design the campus to use all circulation spaces and corridors as libraries or meeting and learning spaces.
The courtyard that divides the campus will be planted with trees to bring nature inside.
The House of Hungarian Music, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects for a leafy site in Budapest’s City Park, also has an undulating white rooftop. For nearly 100 holes, they will be drilled into the roof to allow for the growth of trees.
Hida Takayama University is not the studio’s first university project since Fujimoto founded it in 2000. It also created a stacked learning centre for the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, a library for Japan’s Musashino Art University, and a tree-filled structure for France’s Université Paris-Saclay.
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