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Okinawa Prefectural Nanbu Medical Center & Children's Medical Center

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Project Outline

Built as part of a relocation/construction plan for the former Naha Prefectural Hospital, the Okinawa Prefectural Nanbu Medical Center & Children's Medical Center is an advanced, state-of-the-art medical facility designed to provide various key functions for local healthcare services. It operates as a disaster response hub and critical care center and provides comprehensive medical care for mother’s and children, remote island medical support, a clinical training center, regional medical partnerships and international medical cooperation, as well as general and high-level medical care for the southern part of Okinawa Prefecture, including densely-populated Naha City.
Okinawa has a severe climate and geographical characteristics such as strong and prolonged solar radiation, high temperatures and humidity throughout the year as well as droughts and typhoons, resulting in infrastructure degradation. Thorough consideration was given to these elements, key factors affecting sustainability in Okinawa, in architectural and system designs for the hospital in order to create a facility that meets the growing need for advanced medical services.

Basic Information

[CASBEE rank] S  (5 stars)
[CASBEE tool used] CASBEE for New Construction (2008 edition)
[Location] 118-1 Aza Arakawa, Haebaru-cho, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
[Completion date] 2006/4/1
[Site area] 54,706.39m2
[Total floor area] 42,733.90m2
[Structure] Steel reinforced concrete/partly reinforced concrete/seismic-isolated structure
[Floors] 6 floors aboveground/1-floor rooftop utility structure
[Owner] Okinawa Prefecture
[Designer] Nikken Sekkei, Inc., Kuniken Ltd., Souken Sekkei Office Ltd.
[Contractor] Kokuba-gumi Co., Ltd., Kanehide Construction Inc., Daiyonekensetsu Corp., Oshirogumi Co., Ltd., Kokuwa Setsubi Kogyo Co., Ltd. , Misato Kogyo (LP), Okinawa Panasonic Tokki Co., Ltd., Okinawa Kogyo Co., Ltd., Taisei Setsubi Kogyo Co., Ltd., plus 38 other companies

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  • 3rd Sustainable Building Award, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation Award (IBEC, Feb. 2010)
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