Sukagawa Community Center tette, Sukagawa City, Fukushima, Japan
Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Unemori Architects, Tokyo, Japan
Kai Nakamura / KAI NAKAMURA PHOTOGRAPHY, Tokiwadaira Matsudo Chiba Japan
After the massive earthquake in East Japan, the community centre was rebuilt, deliberately involving the citizens in the planning process. Special workshops helped to define the demands on the new building as an organic architecture with different zones, resulting in a community centre with many platforms—a library, a room for sharing, a playground and a terrace.
Besides the visual appearance, the functional properties were decisive for the choice of fabrics. Transparent acoustic fabrics ensure good room acoustics. Glare and heat protection textiles protect the books from colour fading and reduce operating costs through their heat insulation.
The multifunctional blackout fabrics in the seminar room simultaneously optimise the acoustics. All textiles are flame-retardant.