Sustainability Centre

  • Momonoura, Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan
  • A complex of shared spaces and an energy plant to create electric power and hot water for the village, renovated from an abandoned elementary school
  • Energy is created from the timber sourced from the local forests, showcasing the whole process to visitors
  • Installing a steel framed roof between the existing buildings, the power-plant machine sits in the middle, creating the new entrance for the whole campus

People: Cook, Gather, See, Work

typology: Museum, Office, School, Factory, Gym

Climate: Heat, Light

Location: Forest, Village

Material: Steel, Concrete, Glass, Wood

Era: 2000s

Contributor: Mindy Michel
19 January 2020