Educational Facilities

Higashimatsushima Municipal City Miyanomori Elementary School

Design Sakari Sogo Plan・Kazumi Kudo + Hiroshi Horiba / Coelacanth K&H Architects
Location Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Pref.
Site area 16,250.28㎡
Building area 3,724.44㎡
Total floor area 3,999.07㎡
Floor levels 1 story (partial 2 stories)
Shelter’s involvement Structural design
Material supply

“Forest School” with the warmth of wood.
This school is built next to the lush “Fukko-no-Mori”, where children’s activities are scattered. Each classroom is open to the forest, and the school building surrounds a courtyard with konara oak trees and grass. Children enjoy the change of seasons in the beauty of wood and woodwork.

Structure: Atsushi Sato Structural Design Office
Contractor: Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
Structure supply (classroom building, administration building, gymnasium): Shelter

◇The 40th Tohoku Architecture Award Best Picture Award