TohoGakuenMunetsuguHall by Kengo Kuma and Associates


We designed a concert hall “made of wood” located on the campus of the Toho Gakuen College of Music, a top-notch music college in Japan.

This wooden building applies CLT hybrid (cedar and cypress) panels to form a folded-panel structure, with these CLT panels themselves functioning as the interior and reflectors for the hall.

In other words, we aimed to design the concert hall itself as a giant wooden instrument, and succeed in providing an ideal acoustic environment for excellent performances that people will experience here.

The exterior is covered with wooden louvers, evoking the strings of instruments, and are arranged as if they beat out a rhythm and add resonance to the entire hall. Source by Kengo Kuma and Associates.

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
  • Project Team: Minoru Yokoo, Nahoko Terakawa, Soichiro Harada, Shiho Yoo
  • Visualization: Yohei Mochizuki, Shoki An
  • SD/Design: Kengo Kuma and Associates
  • Structure Design: Holzstr
  • Acoustic Design: Karasawa Architectual & Acoustic Design
  • Collaborator: KAJIMA DESIGN,TANEMURA Architect & Associates、Landscape design Inc. , SORA BOTANICAL GARDEN Project、TANSEISHA Co., Ltd. , dessence , y+A/yojitakahashiarchitects , ILYA CORPORATION
  • Area: 2354 m2
  • Completed: 2021.03
  • Photographs: Kawasumi

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