Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Campus

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Campus

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DETAILS

LocationTokyo, Japan
ClientLandscape 2002 Ltd
Size26.4 acres

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Campus Fuchu, Japan. Landscape International, Ltd. Kume Sekkei, Architects. NBBJ Architecture. SWA provided master planning and landscape architecture for the Foreign Studies Campus of Tokyo University on the site of a former military base on the outskirts of Tokyo. This campus serves Japanese and foreign students pursuing a wide range of degrees in international studies and all aspects of world culture. SWA organized a clear, hierarchical landscape with a strong diagonal spine connecting from the adjacent town’s retail center and transit station into the campus, through an entry plaza and a circular central plaza, past interconnected courtyards and gardens, and then to the student housing and playfields. The design sited buildings to preserve as many existing trees as possible, provided separation of pedestrian and vehicular circulation for the campus, and created contiguous open space throughout the campus to balance the small size (26.4 acres) of the campus.

Work attributed to SWA/Balsley principal John Wong and his team with SWA Group.

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