Next opening of the new Kadokawa Culture Museum by Kengo Kuma

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Architects Arquitectos
Client Cliente
Kadokawa Corp and the Tokorozawa city government. Editorial Kadokawa y el gobierno de la ciudad de Tokorozawa.
Builder company Empresa Constructora
Kashima Construction. Gerencia de Construcción.- Kume Design. Kashima Construction. Construction Management.- Kume Design.
Area Superficie
Superficie total.- 40.000 m². Superficie construida.- alrededor de 12.000 m² (alrededor de 3.600 tsubo). Total builded area.- 40,000 m². Total builded area.- About 12,000 m² (about 3,600 tsubo).
Medidas Measurements
Altura.- 39,65 m (5 pisos sobre el suelo y dos bajo rasante) La altura desde la cuenca es de 31 m.
Número de piedras en la envolvente exterior.- 20.000.
Peso de una piedra.- 50 kg-70 kg.
Cantidad total de piedras.- 6.000 metros cuadrados.
Peso total de las piedras.- aproximadamente 1.200 t.
Origen de piedra.- Shandong, China.

Height.- 39.65m (5 floors above ground, 2 floors below ground) Height from basin is 31m.
Number of stones on the outer wall.- 20,000.
Weight of one stone.- 50kg-70kg.
Total amount of stone.- 6,000 square meters.
Total weight of stones.- Approximately 1,200t.
Stone Origin.- Shandong, China.
Dates Fechas
Inicio de los trabajos de construcción 1 de febrero de 2018.
Fecha de preapertura.- sábado 1 de agosto de 2020.
* Planeada para el sábado 6 de junio de 2020, pero fue pospuesta.
* La gran inauguración está programada para el viernes 6 de noviembre.

Start of construction work February 1, 2018.
Pre-opening date.- Saturday, August 1, 2020.
*Saturday, June 6, 2020 was planned, but it was postponed.
*The grand opening is scheduled for Friday, November 6th.
Localitation Localización
3-31, Wada, Higashidokorozawa, Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture. Japan. 3-31, Wada, Higashidokorozawa, Tokorozawa, Prefectura de Saitama. Japón.
Photography Fotografía

KENGO KUMA

Kengo Kuma was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa, Japan) in 1954. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo, finishing his degree in 1979. In 1987, he opened the "Spatial Design Studio". In 1990 he founded "Kengo Kuma & Associates" and extend the study to Europe (Paris, France) in 2008. Since 1985 and until 2009, has taught as visiting professor and holder at the universities of Columbia, Keio, Illinois and Tokyo.

Main Awards:

· 2011 The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art Encouragement Prize for "Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum."

· 2010 Mainichi Art Award for “Nezu Museum.”

· 2009 "Decoration Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (France).

· 2008 Energy Performance + Architecture Award (France). Bois Magazine International Wood Architecture Award (France).

· 2002 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland).

· 2001 Togo Murano Award for “Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum.”

· 1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for “Noh Stage in the Forest”. First Place, AIA DuPONT Benedictus Award for “Water/Glass” (USA).

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