Toyosu Library – Advanced Building Design Studio
In spring 2021, Group X organized a building design studio course (Advanced Building Design Studio) at Aalto University Department of Architecture, in collaboration with the Architecture Department of Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo, Japan, and its professors Kiwa Matsushita and Satoru Yamashiro.
The Aalto student’s assignment was to design a new community library for the Toyosu area of Tokyo. SIT students made urban design for the whole area in collaboration with us. The focus was on the development of library architecture based on the understanding of Japanese generations as pictured below – the values and styles of distinct generations of people.
We studied the emergent development of Toyosu area based on its public building(s) as anchors, effecting the planning and design of the rest of the area. The entities, including the new library, interconnect and create interactions.