LOCAL STATION CROSSUse: support center for the disabled
Site: Unzen-shi, Nagasaki, Japan
Site area: 2540 sqm.
Building area: 640 sqm.
Floor area: 924 sqm.
Structure: Steel Frame
Number of floors: 2 floors (Above the ground)
Completed in October 2019
Playing creates natural interactions between children
Located at a rural landscape in Unzen-shi, Nagasaki, the center includes four support projects and an after-school care. The project aims to abolish the difference between disabled people and non-disabled people through natural connection.
Outside, there is a long porch, a waterfront space using an existing well, and a park-like space with a hill and swings that can be used by anyone. A front yard was created to create an open environment both visually and physically.
Inside, the first floor: after school care and the second floor: child development support is connected by net playground equipment which fosters natural interactions between disabled children and non-disabled children.