Nanyo-City Cultural Center

Design Daiken Sekkei. Inc.
Location Nanyo City, Yamagata Pref.
Site area 23,138.00㎡
Building area 5,564.31㎡
Total floor area 5,900.98㎡
Floor levels 3 stories and 1 story basement
Shelter’s involvement Structural design
Material supply

Nanyo-City Cultural Center – The World’s Largest Wooden Fireproof Concert Hall

Yamagata Prefecture’s Nanyo-City Cultural Center is the world’s largest wooden concert hall. The basic architectural philosophy is that of a “Creative hub of the arts and culture for citizens and which is meant to encourage a variety of cultural exchanges.”  This innovative concert hall features locally-grown cedar used in the building’s structure as well as finished material that people touch. The Main Hall features a dynamic and warm quality of wood using state-of-the-art fireproof wood technology. An excellent level of acoustic performance is the result, which accurately and purely reflects the precise sounds of musical instruments. Yamagata Prefecture is happy to introduce to the world such high levels of acoustical performance, comprehensive safety for concertgoers and attractive earthquake-resistant technology.

Guinness World Records “Largest Wooden Concert Hall”

The Main Hall of the Nanyo-City Cultural Center is registered as the “Largest wooden concert hall” by the Guinness World Records — as of December 2015.

◇ Certified as the “Largest Wooden Concert Hall” by the Guinness World Records 2015
◇ Zenken (Japan Construction Engineers’ Association) Award 2014
◇ Wood Utilization Excellent Facility Contest 2015, Forestry Agency Director-General Award
◇ Japan Wood Design Award 2015
◇ Low Carbon Challenge Cup 2017, Minister of the Environment Award (Gold Award in Municipal Division)
◇ 1st Yamagata Pref. Landscape Award, Yamagata Association of Corporate Executives Award
◇ 17th Public Building Award, Regional Special Award (Tohoku Region)