Reconstruction works of ‘55 and ‘58 Buildings of Ichigaya Campus

June 18, 2015

Buildings that have been loved as places where our students have gathered, learned, and fully enjoyed their campus life since 1955 will give their role to new school buildings. These old buildings have also been representative of university buildings built after World War II, and with their distinctive appearance and details, such buildings have remained in many people’s memories including graduates who learned in them.

To reconstruct these buildings, we formulated a building arrangement and exterior plan that can link those memories and their histories, maintain harmony with the surrounding environment rich in water and greenery, and make the entire campus integrally available. Furthermore, discussions concerning the reconstruction still continue from various perspectives, such as changes in the learning environment, requests for disaster prevention, and securing smooth traffic lines.

In the currently scheduled construction plan, the two school buildings will be built sequentially.

First to be built is the “Gate Building” (tentative name), a building with seven floors above and two floors below ground, with a large opening and a total floor area of 11,000 m2 to start being constructed in 2014 in front of the main gate with completion in 2016.This will be followed by the “South Building,” a building with nine floors above and one floor below ground, with a total floor area of 11,000 m2 to start being constructed in 2016 with completion in 2018. Each building will begin being utilized as new classrooms, a cafeteria, and Student Hall immediately after their completion. The ‘55 and ‘58 Buildings will be demolished after securing the facilities of the new school buildings.

With regard to the Campus Improvement Plan, construction works will be advanced in full consideration of safety and the works’ influence on the implementation of classes and students’ campus life. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Conceptual drawing of the appearance of the “Gate Building” (tentative name) seen from the Sotoboroi side (around the main gate)
Conceptual drawing of the appearance of the “Gate Building” (tentative name) seen from the Sotoboroi side (around the main gate)
Conceptual drawing of the appearance of the new buildings seen from the courtyard side. The ‘80 Building, Ouchiyama Garden, “South Building” (tentative name), “Gate Building” (tentative name)
Conceptual drawing of the appearance of the new buildings seen from the courtyard side. The ‘80 Building, Ouchiyama Garden, “South Building” (tentative name), “Gate Building” (tentative name)
Full view of the ‘55 and ‘58 Buildings
Full view of the ‘55 and ‘58 Buildings
The arrangement plan of Ichigaya Campus
The arrangement plan of Ichigaya Campus

Construction schedule

These construction works will be carried out in several phases from March 2014 to around January 2021. The construction phases (planning) are shown below.

March 2014 – August 2016

Construction of the Gate Building (tentative name)
The Gate Building (tentative name) with a large opening will be constructed in an area near the current main gate.

September 2016 – April 2017

Demolition of Classroom 511, the carillon, and outdoor Steps Building, and works to construct a pathway through Fujimizaka Building
To construct the “South Building” (tentative name), demolition work for Classroom 511 in the ‘55 Building and repair work for Student Hall in the ‘58 Building will be carried out. Furthermore, to expand the traffic between the Fujimizaka Building and Campus Central Square, an outdoor pathway will be made by demolishing a part of basement 1 of the Fujimizaka Building.

May 2017 – January 2019

Construction of the South Building (tentative name)
The South Building (tentative name) will be constructed in an area close to Yasukuni Shrine near the current Classroom 511.

April 2019 – January 2021

Demolition of the ‘55 & ’58 Buildings, and exterior improvements
After the completion of the two new buildings, the ‘55 and ‘58 Buildings will be demolished to create an integral square space.

PAGE TOP