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.
A pivotal factor in choosing the fabrics were their looks and the numerous functions offered by Création Baumann’s textiles when selecting them for each zone’s individual needs. Sheer acoustic fabrics for good room acoustics offer security in case of emergencies. Despite their transparency, glare and thermal protection textiles prevent the books’ colours from fading to reduce operating costs. Blackout and optimised acoustics in the conference room. To that end, all the chosen textiles are flame-retardant.