Modern architecture in the form of the donut
The Pritzker Prize-winner Shigeru ban is on the way to the opening of the Aspen Art Museum and the children’s Community Center in Fukushima, Japan. The project is part of the efforts to overcome the consequences of the tragic disaster which has shocked the whole world years ago.
Involved in it was the so-called voluntary architect network. It has built the childrens art Maison. It also has the support of the Louis Vuitton and Moët Hennessy Group (LVMH) get.
Donut-shaped solar community in the center of Fukushima kids
The building shows the shape of a donut. Furthermore, it is equipped with solar panels. It has a library and community rooms. In these, the Fukushima have children to support.
Official opening ceremony
The Center opened recently in the July, 2014
The LVMH kodomo art Maison is a new Church, which was dedicated to the children in Fukushima. The two-storey building was designed and built by Shigeru ban and the voluntary architect network. Now, this is one of the latest examples of sustainable modern architecture in the city.
In July 2014, was also opened by any official ceremony. City and the Prime Minister of Bhutan took part in this the Mayor of soma.
Children’s concert in the courtyard
Modern architecture and charity
Soma children’s orchestra played a concert in the courtyard in the Centre of the building. The project was funded by the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy.
Inside the donut, structure one also finds a courtyard, library for shared reading of fairy tales. Still, a reading room with room to grow vegetables are here. You can attach them by a vertical system from pots on the external wall.
The ceiling is inclined to the courtyard of the building. The top is covered with photovoltaic panels. So in the concept of architecture, it has included also generating energy.
Sustainable architecture – solar panels
LVMH kodomo art Maison
Windows allow access of sunlight, but avoid also the overheat and disturbing the eyes shining. The furniture inside were also designed by ban. They represent a range of work surfaces and seats. Register logically seamlessly into the general concept design and production from sustainable materials.
Courtyard of the modern building
Green, sunny courtyard
Sustained by you and from the outside
Library and community spaces
Library for community reading of fairy tales