Tetsuo Kobori



Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research

Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research
  • Location : Ibaraki, Japan
  • Year : 2010
  • Category : University + Laboratory
  • Structure : S
  • Structural Engineer : Arup
  • Architect : Tetsuo Kobori Architects

A limited time 20-year PFI project located on the grounds of the Tsukuba University Hospital. With its main function being a clinical laboratory, it also combines spaces for student education and research to create a new communication space in the university.

The lab has an information gallery that is open to the public and can be viewed by everyone.

The glass constructed curtain wall is precisely suspended in air almost as if it were a piece of furniture. Taking into consideration the fact that this will be taken apart, the aluminum sandwiched panels are all the same size.